This is a list, sorted alphabetically, of discontinued objects, or changes to object features or messages in Max 8.
The line Object
In situations where the distance that the line has to travel is less
than or equal to 1, and the individual line steps (the distance between
each grain) is less that 0.4, the output will be floating-point even
if the line object does not have a float argument.
- In previous versions of the object, the first value was sent out immediately, and the duration was actually therefore one grain shorter than desired. The first value is now sent out after the first grain, and the duration now matches the requested period.
- In situations where the grain does not divide equally into the ramp time, the increment is calculated differently, allowing the total time of the ramp to be more accurate.
If you have patches that are dependent on the old behavior, you can use themessage or attribute to return to the previous behavior.
By default, compatmode is off for newly instantiated line objects.
With the release of Max 8 as a 64-bit only application, the use of Quicktime has been deprecated. This also means that objects that depended on the availability of Quicktime have been discontinued. This includes:
OpenGL Context Providers
If present, jit.grab will open the FaceTime video device by default on Macintosh computers.
The jit.window will always hide the menubar. Use the Max messages and for equivalent functionality.attribute is no longer functional, and enabling fullscreen on
Matrix output in jit.world now uses asynchronous readback, causing
the output to be delayed by a frame from the main display window, and
allowing for more efficient matrix output. To enable synchronous readback
set the attribute to 0.
On Windows, jit.world now defaults to drawing at 60 frames per second.
|Technical Notes||Technical Notes|
|Converting Older Max Documents||Converting Older Max Documents|
|Changes in the Max Environment||Changes in the Max Environment|
|Platform-Specific Compatibility Issues||Platform-Specific Compatibility Issues|