Many Max objects will accept a variety of different kinds of messages.
provides a very brief description of the most commonly used
messages to a Max object, you can get a list of all
the object understands using the Quickref contextual menu. You can use the
Quickref menus as an aid to Max patching, automatically creating message
boxes that contain messages to an object from the Quickref listing.
The Quickref menu gives you a short summary of each message and its syntax. The format of a Quickref listing is: