So, you have made a handy sub-patch in max for live, like using the escape key to toggle between full screen and a small window, and you want to save it so you won’t ever have to do the routing again.
Not only that, but you want to be able to call it using the object finder, just like all the stock objects in M4L. Simple enough. Follow along with this tutorial to find out how to do just that!
You need to save the patch. The saved .maxpat file needs to be in the file search pathway for Max.
Read more for notes form the professionals, see the file pathway and view the video tutorial.
Notes from the Pros:
- You should state that what you do is save/use a patcher as an abstraction, not as an “object”.
- Whenever you’re taking it this far, and making one of your patchers reusable as an object, be sure to open its inlets and outlets in the inspector and notate what they do in the “Comment” field.
- 2) The max for live patch you create using these objects works locally, but does not include those objects by default when you share it with other users. (because you are referencing other maxpat files, you are now required to hit the “freeze” button before distributing your .amxd file. No warning or reminder will be given by the editor; you just have to know that.)
The file pathway is: computer – program files – cycling ’74 – max 6.1 – patches – templates
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