Organizing Your Patch

Organizing Your Patch

One thing is certain in Max: patches can get complicated fast. There are several techniques available to help you tame your unruly patches. Abstractions, subpatchers and bpatchers let you bundle up functionality into small, self-contained units. In addition, with aligning and segmenting patch cords can help your complex patch stay readable. Finally, by hiding certain objects on lock and configuring your presentation view, you can perfect your performance interface so you don’t have to expose more than what you need.

See Also

Name Description
Align Objects Align Objects
Align Patch Cords Align Patch Cords
Annotations Annotations
Arranging and aligning objects Arranging and aligning objects
Assistance for Inlets and Outlets Assistance for Inlets and Outlets
Creating Subpatchers Creating Subpatchers
Distribute Objects Distribute Objects
Documenting Your Own Patches Documenting Your Own Patches
Encapsulate and De-encapsulate Encapsulate and De-encapsulate
Encapsulating and Reusing Your Work Encapsulating and Reusing Your Work
Finding Objects in a Patcher Finding Objects in a Patcher
Foreground and Background Layers Foreground and Background Layers
Hints Hints
In-place editing In-place editing
Object Ordering Object Ordering
Patch Cords Patch Cords
Presentation Mode Presentation Mode
Subpatcher Inlets and Outlets Subpatcher Inlets and Outlets
Subpatchers Subpatchers
Max Interface Tutorial 1: bpatchers Max Interface Tutorial 1: bpatchers
patcher
patcherargs
bpatcher
patcher
inlet
outlet
pvar
pv
send
send~
receive
receive~