gen Reference

Generate native audio event processing routines

gen

Description

The gen object turns an embedded Gen patcher into event processing routines analagous to what the gen~ object does for audio signals. The Gen patcher can be built from a wide set of low-level Gen operator objects as well as embedded code expressions.

Arguments

patcher-name [symbol]

Optional

The first argument, if given, specifies the name of a .gendsp patcher to be loaded which already exists and is in the Max search path. The patcher can also be specified using the gen attribute. If no Gen patcher is specified by argument or gen attribute, an embedded Gen patcher is created instead.

Attributes

active [int] (default: 0)

The gen object contains an internal metro controlled by the active and interval attributes. When you change @interval the sample rate is updated (and currently the patch is recompiled); for an interval of 250 the sample rate is 4 samples per second. This permits oscillators etc. to work at any resolution in the event domain.

autoexport [int] (default: 1)

Automaticall export code on edit. Equivalent to sending the exportcode message every time an edit is made.

cpu [float]

g/s(get)

Reports cpu usage as a fraction of available compute time, if cpumeasure is enabled.

cpumeasure [int] (default: 0)

CPU monitoring must be enabled for cpu to work.

dumpoutlet [int] (default: 0)

Enables an additional "dump" outlet for diagnostics, such as reading the cpu attribute.

exportfolder [symbol] (default: )

Folder to export code into. Used by the exportcode message to determine what directory to write source files into.

exportname [symbol] (default: )

Export Filename

exportnotifier [symbol] (default: )

Receive object name to receive export notification

exportscript [symbol] (default: )

Post export script

exportscriptargs [symbol] (default: )

Post export script arguments

gen [symbol] (default: )

Gen patcher name to load from disk

hot [int] (default: 0)

Any inlet will trigger output when >hot is on. Otherwise the standard behavior of only the left inlet triggering output will be used.

interval [float] (default: 5.)

The gen object contains an internal metro controlled by the active and interval attributes. When you change @interval the sample rate is updated (and currently the patch is recompiled); for an interval of 250 the sample rate is 4 samples per second. This permits oscillators etc. to work at any resolution in the event domain.

poll [int] (default: 0)

Enable attribute polling

title [symbol]

Set patcher title.

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

Execute a calculation of the gen patcher or expression.

int

Arguments

value [int]
Set input value (if signal is not attached).

float

Arguments

value [float]
Set input value (if signal is not attached).

(mouse)

Double-click to open the Gen patcher.

exportcode

Export a gen patcher as C++ code.

open

View the Gen patcher.

reload

Reload the Gen patcher.

reset

Reset all parameters to defaults (including history values and buffer object associations).

reset_param

Arguments

name [symbol]
Resets a specific param, history or buffer object to the default initial value.

wclose

Close the view of the Gen patcher.

See Also

Name Description
Working with Video in Jitter Working with Video in Jitter
MC MC
Gen Gen
gen~
Gen Overview Gen Overview
Gen Common Operators Gen Common Operators
gen~ Operators gen~ Operators