nodes Reference

Interpolate data graphically

nodes

Description

Displays nodes in a 2-dimensional space, and calculates the distance from a node points.

Examples

Arguments

None.

Attributes

bgcolor [4 floats]

Sets the nodes background color in RGBA format.

candycane [int] (default: 1)

Sets the nodes object to use multiple colors for the nodes, with the color pattern repeating (like the stripes in a candycane) every N nodes (indicated by the integer argument).

candycane2 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the second node color in candycane mode.

candycane3 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the third node color in candycane mode.

candycane4 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the fourth node color in candycane mode.

candycane5 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the fifth node color in candycane mode.

candycane6 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the sixth node color in candycane mode.

candycane7 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the seventh node color in candycane mode.

candycane8 [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the eighth node color in candycane mode.

clickmoveinactive [int] (default: 1)8.0.0

When disabled, inactive nodes cannot be moved using the mouse.

disabledalpha [float] (default: 0.4)

Sets the transparency factor (between 0. and 1.) applied to the disabled nodes.

displayknob [int] (default: 0)

Sets the display options for the slider. The display options are:
0: Hidden: the slider is not displayed.
1: Circle: the slider is displayed as a circle.
2: Picture: the slider uses a picture file.

Possible values:

0 = 'Hidden'
1 = 'Circle'
2 = 'Picture'

filternodeschanges [int] (default: 0)8.0.0

When enabled, the middle outlet will only output the data for each node when it is changed.

knobcolor [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for knob circle (when displayknob is set to circle).

knobpict [symbol] (default: <default>)

The word knobpict, followed by the name of a file, will read any type of file into the nodes object and attempt to interpret it as a knob image (when displayknob is set to Picture).

knobsize [float] (default: 10.)

Sets the knob size in pixels.

mousemode [int] (default: 0)

Sets the mouse behavior. Mouse behavior options are:
0: Automatic: allows the mouse to change the nodes position or the slider (if displayed).
1: Nodes: the mouse can only edit the nodes position and size.
2: Slider; the mouse can only changes the slider location.

Possible values:

0 = 'Automatic'
1 = 'Nodes'
2 = 'Slider'

nodecolor [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the first node.

nodenumber [atom_long] (default: 1)

Sets the number of nodes.

nodesnames [64 symbols] (default: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64)

Sets the display names of individual nodes

nsize [64 floats]

Sets the sizes of every node.

parameter_enable [int]

Enables use of this object with Max for Live Parameters and allows for setting initial parameter values in the Max environment.

parameter_mappable [int] (default: 1)

When parameter_mappable is enabled, the object will be available for mapping to keyboard or MIDI input using the Mappings feature.

pointcolor [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the center color of the node.

style [symbol] (default: )7.0.0

Sets the style to be applied to the object. Styles can be set using the Format palette.

textcolor [4 floats]

Sets the RGBA values for the text.

xplace [64 floats]

Sets the x position of every node.

yplace [64 floats]

Sets the y position of every node.

Common Box Attributes

Parameter Attributes

Messages

bang

Outputs the nodes values out the second outlet.

list

Arguments

x [number]
y [number]
Sets the position of the slider (if present) and outputs the new coefficients.

active

Arguments

index [int]
state [int]
Sets the active state (0 disabled, 1 enabled) of the node(s). Index numbering for the nodes starts at 1. When the index is set to 0, it affects every node.

Arguments

azimuth [float]
distance [float]
Sets the position of the slider (if present) in polar coordinates (azimuth in degrees, distance) and outputs the new coefficients.

getactive

Arguments

index [int]
The word getactive causes the nodes object to send a list of the active states of every node out the dumpout outlet. An optional argument allows you to query the active state of a specific node.

getad

The word getad causes the nodes object to send a list of polar coordinates of the slider out the dumpout outlet.

getnode

Arguments

index [int]
The word getnode causes the nodes object to send a list of the values of the node {x, y, size, active} of every node out the dumpout outlet. An optional argument allows you to query a specific node.

getsize

Arguments

index [int]
The word getsize causes the nodes object to send a list of the values of the node size of every node out the dumpout outlet. An optional argument allows you to query a specific node.

getxy

The word getxy causes the nodes object to send a list of cartesian coordinates of the slider out the dumpout outlet.

(mouse)

You can manipulate the nodes or the slider depending on the displayknob and mousemode attributes.

setnode

Arguments

index [int]
x [float]
y [float]
size [float]
active [int]
Sets the position of the node(s). Index numbering for the nodes starts at 1. When the index is set to 0, it affects every node. You can also provide additional arguments to define the size and active state.

setnodead

Arguments

index [int]
azimuth [float]
distance [float]
size [float]
active [int]
Sets the position of the node(s) in azimuth (angle in degree) and distance. Index numbering for the nodes starts at 1. When the index is set to 0, it affects every node. You can also provide additional arguments to define the size and active state.

setnodename

Arguments

nodename [list]
Sending the message setnodename followed by an integer and a symbol changes the displayed name for that node from its index value to the specified symbol.

setsize

Arguments

index [int]
size [float]
Sets the size of the specified node. Index numbering for the nodes starts at 1. When the index is set to 0, it affects every node.

See Also

Name Description
multislider
pictslider
pattrstorage