Subject: MAX Digest - 7 Jul 1999 to 8 Jul 1999 (#1999-204)
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 00:00:24 -0400
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Topics of the day:

  1. grouped audio faders
  2. Font Size (2)
  3. data transference


Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 10:01:51 +0100
From:Benjamin Thigpen <Benjamin.Thigpen@IRCAM.FR>
Subject: Re: grouped audio faders

David Z. wrote:

>I've fixed the set message to the gain~ object. You can get the
>new one at

Wow, you're fast! Thanks!



Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 09:47:47 +0100
From:Rob Godman <rob.godman@VIRGIN.NET>
Subject: Font Size

Dear all,
Is there a simple way of making the font size (for numbers as well as
text) larger than the presets in the font menu? - larger than 36. This
applies in particular to number boxes.
Thanks for those who lent assistance with the graphics issues.
Fullscreen and LCD provided the answer.
Best wishes,
Rob Godman

  1. (44) 01453 521895
  2. (44) 01453 844447

For more information (if slightly out of date......)


Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 09:59:27 -0700
From:Matt Wright <matt@CNMAT.CNMAT.BERKELEY.EDU>
Subject: Re: data transference

Rainer Gutkas said:

> I'm currently working on my diploma thesis, a programm to compose music via

> the internet. For this program I looked at some max - networking - Objects
> (UTP and W).

Maybe you mean "UDP".

> But non of them is suttisfying for my needs. A perfect Networking
> object for my application would be a standard TCP/IP communication object.

What's "standard"? UDP is a standard, so is TCP. Telnet is a
standard built on top of TCP. None of these objects come on
the Max CD-Rom.

More to the point, there is no standard internet protocol built on top of
TCP/IP (or UDP/IP, for that matter) that communicates Max-style data.

I've written an OTTCP object, in the style of my OTUDP, that talks TCP. As
with OTUDP, it implements only the standard, i.e., TCP communication, not any
protocol on top of that (such as, for example, the "W" protocol) that solves
any particular problem of getting Maxes to talk to each other.

The bad news: I won't be able to debug this object until August.

(Why? This week:ICMC papers, including a bunch of Max/MSP ones:
http://cnmat.CNMAT.Berkeley.EDU/ICMC99, next week Max/MSP night school:, next next week
SuperCollider (by James McCartney, came from his Max "pyrite") night school:



Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 21:40:26 +0200
From:Roby Steinmetzer <roby@ARTS.LU>
Subject: Re: Font Size

>Is there a simple way of making the font size (for numbers as well as
>text) larger than the presets in the font menu? - larger than 36. This
>applies in particular to number boxes.

As I keep a small archive of posted solutions to questions and
problems that I feel might rise some day in my own work,
here's a precise answer to the question by David Z. himself:

At 14:57 -0800 22.03.97, David Zicarelli wrote:
>You need to hack a Max patcher file as text.
>Text objects are created by lines in the file like this:
>#P comment 36 78 100 196617 comment;
>The number 196617 is read as two 16-bit values. In hex it looks like
>0003 0009
>where "3" is the font number for Geneva and "9" is the font size.
>If you change the second part to something bigger, you'll get a
>bigger font size. The easiest way to do this is just to take the
>value 196617 and add whatever you want to get a bigger size than
>9. So for example, for a 72-point comment, you could add 63 to
>get 196680. Save the file after making this change, and you'll
>find that the rectangle in which the font is displayed is too narrow.
>That's the third number after "comment"--make it larger and you'll
>be happy. Or you can just resize the comment box once you read the
>file in again.

>This only works for comment, object box, and message box. Menus and
>number boxes store font information differently. And number boxes
>limit their font size to 36, to counteract a bug longtime users have
>probably seen (it's been fixed for a while).
>The menu object stores its font and size in the third number from the end of
>a message line that creates a "user umenu"--and the font size is shifted
>to the left by two bits in the lower 16-bit word of the value. You should
>leave the two least significant bits as they are.
>Naturally, this sort of hacking it not guaranteed to be free from
>display glitches.
>David Z.

Hope this helps.

Roby Steinmetzer
Luxembourg, Europe


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