Subject: MAX Digest - 9 Aug 1998 to 10 Aug 1998
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 00:00:00 -0400
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There are 8 messages totalling 320 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. x6;08686
  2. numberbox fun (2)
  3. lighting equipment lists, newsgroups, etc.
  4. MAX and childrens
  5. Floor Sensors
  6. sfplay~ problems...
  7. SOUNDMANAGER is possessed

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:03:04 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: x6;08686

re: ircam ftp.

>kan u aksez +? would l!ke 2 upload
>abr kannot aksez 4 pazt month +
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>bzzp.

I just looked, and they have all TCP services turned off on their FTP
server - only UDP is on.

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 03:13:20 -0700
From:    Jim Wood 
Subject: Re: numberbox fun

Stephen Kay wrote;
>You can easily use the "flags" message to a numbox
to >make it editable/
>non-editable (see the section in the 3.5 manual
about >numbox).

About my previous question;

Is it  possible  to select/hightlight a number box
from the keyboard (NOT MOUSE), or possibly another
controller.
so its highlighted and can then have number typed
into it? Frees mouse for control of other things.

- can you please suggest a way. Kind of opposite of
your Example#1.
Cheers
Jim Y-wood.

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 09:02:25 -0400
From:    David Crandall 
Subject: lighting equipment lists, newsgroups, etc.

Pardon the off-topic...

I'm trying to research an unusual kind of theatrical lighting fixture for
use in an installation, and wondered if there are lists like this one that
discuss theatrical lighting, stagecraft, etc.

Any recommendations?

The fixture in question had some sort of motorized cylinder on the front
that made the whole stage look as if underwater, btw.

thanks

dc

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:19:39 +0200
From:    subcontrol@MUU.AUTONO.NET
Subject: Re: MAX and childrens

>I have to work with childrens and MAX in a University project. It's a
>initiation to the object programming of MAX. So childrens will have to
>deal with MIDI and other things of MAX...
>Someone have experience on MAX and childrens? Any URL, text or comment
>is welcome. Please, email me personally.

i would be interested to hear about more about max and children?

actually i think max could be a perfect platform for incorporating music,
graphics, mathematics in a meaningfull interrelation etc.. in school. any
info about experimenting max for education with kids appreciated.

jukka y
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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 10:35:56 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Re: Floor Sensors

>From:    David Crandall 
>Subject: Floor sensors
>
>After agonizing over sonar sensors, piezoelectric film etc. and what-all,
>I think what I really am looking for are good old-fashioned rubber
>floor-pad switches like you used to see at the doors of supermarkets
>(before motion detectors came in).

When I was in Toronto working on a project I found a great matt sensor
although you have to find something to sit on top of it.  It's called 'Mat
Detector' and is made by:

Dicon Systems
719 Clayson Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada M9M 2H4

I bought it about a year and a half ago, but they should still be making it.

--Michael Sweet

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:51:25 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Re: numberbox fun

>About my previous question;

>Is it  possible  to select/hightlight a number box
>from the keyboard (NOT MOUSE), or possibly another
>controller.
>so its highlighted and can then have number typed
>into it? Frees mouse for control of other things.

>- can you please suggest a way. Kind of opposite of
>your Example#1.

OK, this sounded kind of challenging, so here is a patcher
that does:

* select 1 of 3 numboxes with the q, w, e keys
* the box is hilited with a ubutton
* once that is done, you have 1 second to use the number keys to
enter a number in the selected numbox.

You do not need to use the mouse.  Note that the appearance
of the "hilite" is controlled by the hilite color you have
set in the Control Panels Appearances dialog.

I'm sure this has some problems and can be refined, but it
does what I think you wanted.

Stephen Kay

max v2;
#N vpatcher 129 119 574 493;
#P newex 158 205 40 196617 gate 3;
#P newex 206 123 27 196617 gate;
#P toggle 212 99 15 0;
#P newex 219 199 27 196617 t i b;
#P newex 187 167 42 196617 numkey;
#P number 191 297 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P number 143 297 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P newex 159 140 27 196617 0;
#P newex 67 74 84 196617 sel 113 119 101;
#P newex 115 99 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 86 99 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 57 99 28 196617 t b b;
#P newex 115 163 27 196617 3;
#P newex 86 163 27 196617 2;
#P newex 57 163 27 196617 1;
#P newex 315 170 58 196617 s hilite_off;
#P newex 212 77 27 196617 1;
#P newex 213 28 27 196617 b 2;
#P newex 240 49 48 196617 del 1000;
#P newex 240 77 27 196617 0;
#P message 242 137 31 196617 clear;
#P comment 298 99 102 196617 toggle for illustration;
#P number 239 169 35 9 0 0 0 3;
#P newex 257 226 58 196617 r hilite_off;
#P number 239 297 35 9 0 0 160 3;
#P newex 67 26 27 196617 key;
#P number 24 49 35 9 0 0 0 3;
#P comment 60 316 74 196617 use letter keys to select:;
#P comment 152 319 14 196617 Q;
#P comment 200 319 14 196617 W;
#P comment 249 319 14 196617 E;
#P comment 291 319 110 196617 Then type number keys;
#P comment 301 50 100 196617 amount of time box is active;
#P user ubutton 189 295 39 19 2 0;
#P user ubutton 141 295 39 19 1 0;
#P user ubutton 237 295 39 19 3 0;
#P connect 35 1 30 0;
#P connect 35 0 29 0;
#P connect 35 2 11 0;
#P connect 34 0 31 0;
#P connect 33 0 34 0;
#P fasten 32 1 18 0 241 221 292 221 292 22 218 22;
#P connect 32 0 35 1;
#P connect 31 1 32 0;
#P fasten 28 0 20 0 164 160 320 160;
#P connect 27 0 24 0;
#P connect 27 1 25 0;
#P connect 26 0 23 0;
#P fasten 26 1 28 0 138 125 164 125;
#P connect 26 1 18 0;
#P connect 25 0 22 0;
#P connect 25 1 18 0;
#P fasten 25 1 28 0 109 130 164 130;
#P connect 24 0 21 0;
#P fasten 24 1 28 0 80 135 164 135;
#P connect 24 1 18 0;
#P fasten 23 0 35 0 120 196 163 196;
#P fasten 23 0 0 0 120 229 242 229;
#P fasten 22 0 35 0 91 190 163 190;
#P fasten 22 0 2 0 91 235 194 235;
#P fasten 21 0 1 0 62 242 146 242;
#P fasten 21 0 35 0 62 186 163 186;
#P connect 19 0 33 0;
#P connect 18 0 19 0;
#P connect 18 1 17 0;
#P connect 17 0 16 0;
#P connect 27 2 26 0;
#P fasten 17 0 15 0 245 70 279 70 279 119 247 119;
#P connect 16 0 33 0;
#P connect 16 0 20 0;
#P connect 15 0 31 0;
#P connect 12 0 1 0;
#P connect 31 1 13 0;
#P connect 12 0 2 0;
#P connect 12 0 0 0;
#P connect 10 0 27 0;
#P connect 10 0 9 0;
#P fasten 10 0 34 1 72 59 197 59 197 118 228 118;
#P pop;

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Date:    Tue, 11 Aug 1998 00:49:37 +0200
From:    Philippe Montémont 
Subject: sfplay~ problems...

Dear Maxers,

I made today a surprising discovery about sfplay~.
In the past weeks, when I wanted to load a sound file situated outside
Max's search path (& on a separate HD) Max used to crash EVERY time
(error type 1).

For my job, today, I imported a sound file from a CD using Sound Edit
Pro V2 on the same disk than the above.

This evening, trying the new update, I tried to load this new file in
sfplay~... and it worked!!

I tried to figure what could be the difference between the olds and new
soundfile, using Norton Fast Find.

Since the Type is the same for all files (AIFF), The only difference is
the Creator ID:

Nqst for Sound Edit (which worked)
AUDI or Sd2a (which crashed)

I replaced AUDI by ???? and it worked...

Could anyone explain what's happening here?

Thanks a lot!

Philippe
ph_m@club-internet.fr

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Date:    Mon, 10 Aug 1998 22:34:51 -0400
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: SOUNDMANAGER is possessed

Dear Uncle Max,
I've had a rash of ugliness from SoundManager, it started in SoundDesigner
and has worked it's way into every application.
Now when I open MAX/MSP it tells me my sound is set to 22 instead of
44.1.... This is not true, or at least it is not true according to the
control panel.

I'm running system 7.5.5 on a PPC 8500/132, SoundManager is, I believe
2.3.1 but I could be wrong about that.

Anyway it's a BIG problem...
Help,
TD

"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
    Tommy DOG: Music Brut via humans and machines
              http://www.tommydog.com/

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