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                                                            10/1/97 11:49 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 30 Sep 1997 to 1 Oct
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

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Topics of the day:

  1. MAX Digest - 29 Sep 1997 to 30 Sep 1997
  2. MultiSlider Continuous (was Max Digest...)
  3. Multislider continuous - Ooops!
  4. Help....To MaxList  Administrator

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Date:    Wed, 1 Oct 1997 01:25:34 -0400
From:    John Williams 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 29 Sep 1997 to 30 Sep 1997

Hi,
Yesterday I whined about some objects not being FAT. Oops! If I had looked
at
the creation dates of objects in my max-startup folder I would have seen
that
they ranged from 1992 to 1994. I was using an old folder. Don't you feel
loathe to immediately throw out objects when you receive updated versions in
case the new ones cause you hours of grief, crashes and ripping out your
hair
? Didn't someone say the other day how difficult it was to keep track of
what
was what ? Look, if we were all organised enough to spend hours reconciling
creation dates, we'd be filing clerks and not Max pioneers. Well, that's my
excuse and I'm sticking to it.
OK. My one remaining problem (how many times have I said that during my
current project ?) is that the multislider object that I have refuses to
produce Continuous Output - 68k, PPC- whatever. The last modification date I
have for this is Dec 6,1996. Has this bug been fixed (or is it just
something
else that I'm overlooking) ?
Thanks to Stephen Kay for replying to my problem. Stephen really is a
sweetie
and I mean that in the most manly of ways. Thanks again Stephen.
John Williams.

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Date:    Wed, 1 Oct 1997 13:40:13 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: MultiSlider Continuous (was Max Digest...)

>OK. My one remaining problem (how many times have I said that during my
>current project ?) is that the multislider object that I have refuses to=

>produce Continuous Output - 68k, PPC- whatever. The last modification da=
te
I
>have for this is Dec 6,1996. Has this bug been fixed (or is it just
something
>else that I'm overlooking) ?

Sorry, I can only check 3.0 at the moment, but you DO have the "continuou=
s
output" box checked in the Get Info dialog, don't you? (Don't take it as =
an
insult if that's too obvious.)  I'll check 3.5 later.

Incidentally, concerning multislider, one of the changes in recent years
that I always thought was a change for the worse was the fact that in Max=

2.2, when you made sliders with say 12 steps, you got 12 discrete positio=
ns
of the slider, and nothing in between. Clicking somewhere would always se=
t
the slider to the nearest division of 12.  That meant that 2 sliders at t=
he
same value would always be in exactly the same visual position.  However,=

nowadays you can position the slider anywhere in between 2 values, and
although the output will not change until you get to the location of a ne=
w
value, the slider "head" can still be anywhere in between, and 2 sliders
with the same value do not necessarily have the exact same visual locatio=
n
(especially if the multislider is big, and the range of values small). =

Makes for sloppy looking controls, IMO...

>Thanks to Stephen Kay for replying to my problem. Stephen really is a
sweetie
>and I mean that in the most manly of ways. Thanks again Stephen.

Thanksth thvery much. I alwaysth aim to pleathse ;-D

Stephen Kay

-------- The MegaMAX Application Developer's Collection --------
 Full color 3D UI Objects for creating professional looking apps,
     Macintosh Interface objects, and other Max helpers.
-----------check out the demo on the MAX 3.5 CD----------------

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Date:    Wed, 1 Oct 1997 14:30:42 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: Multislider continuous - Ooops!

I said in an earlier post:

>Incidentally, concerning multislider, one of the changes in recent years=

that I always >thought was a change for the worse was the fact that in Ma=
x
2.2, when you made sliders >with say 12 steps, you got 12 discrete
positions of the slider, and nothing in between. >Clicking somewhere woul=
d
always set the slider to the nearest division of 12.  That =

[snip]

Just checked 3.5, and it works the way it did before, with "n" discrete
positions - I guess that got "fixed" between 3.0 and 3.5. Sorry for the
confusion.

BTW, continuous output works fine in 3.5 if the continuous checkbox is on=
=2E

Stephen Kay

-------- The MegaMAX Application Developer's Collection --------
 Full color 3D UI Objects for creating professional looking apps,
     Macintosh Interface objects, and other Max helpers.
-----------check out the demo on the MAX 3.5 CD----------------

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Date:    Thu, 2 Oct 1997 22:45:00 +0100
From:    celio vasconcellos 
Subject: Help....To MaxList  Administrator

Since Sept 29th, I dont receive any maisl from the list...
Is something wrong or someonelse can say me what happens

Cheers
Celio Vasconcellos

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