How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

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haszari
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How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by haszari » Tue May 12, 2020 4:57 am

I'm trying to build a Max for Live midi effect that has three different modes - let's call them `default` | `fill1` | `fill2`.

I want to use `live.text` buttons for these three modes, so I can map them to a hardware controller, and have the hardware buttons light up accordingly.

Only one of these modes can be active at a time - these are really radio buttons, the modes are exclusive.

How can I configure them so that when one is toggled on, the others turn off?

Is there a way to tell Max that these are part of a radio/exclusive group?

Or .. do I need to implement this via patching maybe using `select`?

I would really appreciate any clues or guidance - thanks in advance :)

chapelier fou
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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by chapelier fou » Tue May 12, 2020 5:58 am

Select 0, 1.
Trigger 0, 1.
Can’t think of a better way.
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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by chapelier fou » Tue May 12, 2020 6:00 am

Or use a radiogroup and map it to a cc, if tou can then program your midi controller accordingly.
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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by doubleUG » Tue May 12, 2020 6:59 pm

<pre><code>
----------begin_max5_patcher----------
757.3oc6Xt0aaCBE.94To9evxZOlEEv2R2ekppJRLMkJavBvYYpZ+2GWLMwM
1NzV6skp9hI9.3CemKvg770WMKbMaOVDF7ifaClM6YkjYFYZIybBlEVh1uo.
ILCLrDKDns3v4McJw6klN.uHhjaDvV+z2gYuHsBI27Hgt8dNdizpy3HvhkyC
hiS0MIK0OgpmA24lDstjPKvRitgGIkUKchANwVYxeUgse9vvf6Lc86quR2pZ
l+w47acCZxPfBSWoYK5lLCh2rH4B.TAVFzCrQCAazJngxnHCyYWDd0AfENHr
vjOUvBFLLNI8+VXkrsaKvcwDXXGXlAlDnYqHXr6YOLANCSUHNpDKw76wTz5B
CYK6EXBUNQLubPlAlLzDvMelXdkGgtIwKu7Plh+ohuSSiywaX43fntLFodbb
TbrML.dl73ntMFQCx67VMS.8OTSo3hto2qCiSLI9wYuO56eWrBh3CAbAYGdg
ASmJ1g3TU3V6duEdWWn60Qy1lXSV.H4slE.GJKXfc2ma1g20u.sCmeORJ4j0
0R7geIZLNNqil+hZL6Am7W5n8JntrQQpgCzJS0BOnvVi1srfc0YAitcP6cqQ
WpbdGCdqNEOx3xS+VgMCsI73vOlx3EPmwKdUcyWwKui3Evkc7RmkU3S0geEr
71CV9aFoXWzpoPO4t+FuptiWE+HX07MNScS4EAvCl6brPRnHIgQOZP5qIFbj
6mwywbSkR8G658JPeg6i+38rDxTiB7OcIj1iQ.LBq.+rAMiZDzWZaqYO5CNk
t8HePNZzH90vzCxim9.9nOvn5QOOduZQURxqXpx5a19.lko+CshSsEKDaqqt
0aPnolanRXRyaSTJgW.sZBiP8JGQe+7fozDb1MmAvIbE3UP73ssDzW0AFE0E
4q5fmntlydQUU6vbQyLrZRUj1SLiGX0b66Dp8c64+gb7NhaJ1KkFh3phvjpJ
vp415.1mFG1LalxeRqINWplUspM0ApqaPTgrTYpW75qTC3O.QzkXyB
-----------end_max5_patcher-----------
</code></pre>

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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by chapelier fou » Tue May 12, 2020 7:45 pm

Never heard of [decode]...
Always something nice to learn from @doubleUG ! :)
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haszari
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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by haszari » Wed May 13, 2020 7:20 am

Excellent, thank you for the pasteable example @doubleUG!

To wrap up the thread and for others later, the solution is to route the output of each button into outlets of a funnel object, then into a $1 message, and then out into decode 3 ... picture:

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Thanks for the info about select and trigger, I found select but was still figuring out trigger.

cheers all :)

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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by charlybeck » Mon May 25, 2020 4:09 am

erm... you don't need to build this on your own.

there is live.tab

this lets you define a string "one two three" causing the control to show 3 buttons where you can toggle beetween them...

<pre><code>
----------begin_max5_patcher----------
330.3ociRssaBCCC84hD+CU44NTgsAR7qLMUkBFHnTmJGmNPn8uuzbgKRfzd
nwIGerywmlKSmTHZMm.qnbc4WkEEW7HEArQjhLPgnSdZiVZCDEZ0.LikshpT
1AIgxN34IQWmB0.Gpc9cnMZEB1ldBr.xRVYvQJ0YJpsgFZZO91766lww418d
FtWxaNnv8MDrgiSyhkqlUWUN+y5PnNDV3WK+9VUjW1LPM.Ja0vqTXp4OjNpB
9bODuNgnJ9sSajdIb8RrxAXaijYR05X31Naxiyl7nOpcfYWF+Zh6Up1f6eoY
+.S6ACw+Op4wXwyRBdmHMiFDFGQ9GSHbf.31j9PQNTwV9bzSqSD9c5j3t7lT
zGhcQH66G.xldJDM.+iuiFZ77pp3YEFOGkqffAUtj3+Ggj7+wX+aAGEG+SK+
Pjp1rEHzoBr8HAM3W9CicAb6
-----------end_max5_patcher-----------
</code></pre>

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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by chapelier fou » Mon May 25, 2020 5:40 am

You can’t map live.tab to several midi messages. So it won’t work (see first post)
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Re: How to make multiple live.text objects mutually exclusive, like radio

Post by charlybeck » Tue May 26, 2020 12:48 pm

ah ok. that's the point. i see.

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