The gen~ object turns an embedded Gen patcher into signal processing routines of optimized native machine code. The Gen patcher can be built from a wide set of low-level Gen operator objects as well as embedded code expressions.
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.
autoexport [int] (default: 1)
Automatically export code on edit. Equivalent to sending the exportcode message every time an edit is made. Please note that in order for this to work properly, the following must be true: audio must be on, a previous manual export must have occurred, and a valid value for the exportfolder attribute must be set.
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: )
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
nocache [int] (default: 0)
The nocache attribute, with an argument of 1, recompiles the Gen patcher regardless of whether another instance of Gen has already compiled it. When set to 0 (default), Gen caches previous compiles to save on load time.
poll [int] (default: 0)
Enable attribute polling
Set patcher title.
Common Box Attributes
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.adds the object to the background layer, 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.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
bold italic Possible values:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
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.
JS Painter File
patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)
Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.
position [2 floats]
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]
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]
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 [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
Sets the justification for the object's text.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
|Spectral Processing||Spectral Processing|
|Sound Processing Techniques||Sound Processing Techniques|
|mcs.gen~||Generate native audio signal processing routines|
|mc.gen~||Generate native audio signal processing routines (multichannel)|
|jit.gen||Generate new Jitter MOP objects|
|jit.pix||Generates Jitter mop pixel processing objects from a patcher.|
|Gen Overview||Gen Overview|
|Gen Common Operators||Gen Common Operators|
|gen~ Operators||gen~ Operators|