[PD] Graph on parent layouts

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Mon Jul 22 06:55:10 CEST 2002

Yes.. there are many ugly aspects to GOP which I don't dare try to fix for
0.35 (I've almost got it working at last...)  I think for the next version
I'll make the controls appear as shadows on the parent even as you're moving
them around in the sub-patch.


On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 02:01:08PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently build some graph-on-parent (abbr. as "GOP" from now on)
> stuff (in "agriff") and stumbled across some difficulties. A common
> problem with GOP for me has been the layout, in which the GUIs appear
> on the parent. 
> I adjusted it this way, that I found out by trial and error: I put a
> freshly done GOP patch into another patch, which looks nasty, because
> all GUIs are crammed together and unsuable.  Then in the parent, I
> adjust the graph size via the properties of the GOP patch. After that
> I open the GOP patch and save it again. From now on, I can always
> create this GOP again and it looks just like intended. 
> Now, this seems a bit tedious to me so I'd like to ask, if someone
> nows a better and shorter way of getting the size and layout of a GOP
> patch right. 
> Also GOPs in subpatches like [pd hidden], not in real abstractions,
> seem to change their layout sometimes. I can't verify yet, when
> exactly this happens, but it happened to me.
> Oh, and I found out something else: Don't put a vu meter into a GOP,
> because it eats your CPU. Stick with 'silent' objects.
> Best regards,
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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