in

Message input for a patcher loaded by poly~ or pfft~

Description

in defines a message inlet for a patcher loaded by poly~ or pfft~.

Examples

Message inlets of the poly~ object correspond to the in objects inside the loaded patcher

Arguments

inlet-number/positioning [int]

Obligatory. Each in object is identified by a unique index number which specifies which message inlet in a poly~ or pfft~ object it corresponds to. The first outlet is 1.

Attributes

attr_comment [symbol]

Defines the comment displayed whenever the mouse is rolled over the inlet which corresponds to the in of the actual poly~ or pfft~ object.

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]

Sets the justification for the object's text.

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.

Messages

comment

Arguments

inlet-description [list]
Sets a comment for display on poly object inlet mouseover

Output

message

Each in object in a patcher loaded by the poly~ or pfft~ objects appears as an inlet at the top of the object. Messages received at the first message inlet of the poly~ or pfft~ object are sent to the first in object (i.e., the in 1 object) in the loaded patcher, and so on. The number of total inlets in a poly~ or pfft~ object is determined by whether there are a greater number of in~ or in objects in the loaded patch (e.g., if your loaded poly~ patcher has three in~ objects and only two in objects, the poly~ object will have three inlets, two of which will accept both signals and anything else, and a third inlet which only takes signal input).

See Also

Name Description
Working with Video in Jitter Working with Video in Jitter
Working with OpenGL Working with OpenGL
Spectral Processing Spectral Processing
Sharing Max Patchers Sharing Max Patchers
Polyphony Polyphony
MIDI MIDI
in~ Signal input for a patcher loaded by poly~
inlet Receive messages from outside a patcher
out Message output for a patcher loaded by poly~ or pfft~
out~ Signal output for a patcher loaded by poly~
outlet Send messages out of a patcher
pfft~ Spectral processing manager for patchers
poly~ Manage polyphony/DSP for patchers
thispoly~ Control poly~ voice allocation and muting
MSP Polyphony Tutorial 1: Using the poly~ Object MSP Polyphony Tutorial 1: Using the poly~ Object