buffer
Gen Reference

buffer

A reference to an external buffer~ object

Description

References an external named buffer~ object. The first argument specifies a name by which to refer to this data in other objects in the gen patcher (such as peek and poke); the second optional argument specifies the name of the external buffer~ object to reference (if ommitted, the first argument name is used). The first outlet sends the length of the buffer in samples; the second outlet sends the number of channels.

Constructors

  • { arguments={name, buffername}, inlets={} }
  • { arguments={name}, inlets={} }

Inlets

buffername

Typefloat

name of buffer in Max

name

Typefloat

name of buffer in gen

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

See Also

Name Description
buffer A reference to an external buffer~ object
channels The number of channels of a data/buffer object
cycle Sine / wavetable lookup oscillator
data A locally stored array of 64-bit values
dim The length (in samples) of a data/buffer object
lookup Index a data/buffer object using a signal, for waveshaping
nearest Multi-channel lookup a data/buffer object (no interpolation)
peek Read values from a data/buffer object
poke Write values into a data/buffer object
sample Linear interpolated multi-channel lookup of a data/buffer object
splat Mix values into a data/buffer object, with linear interpolated overdubbing
wave Wavetable synthesis using a data/buffer object