[PD] segmented patchcords (was Re: PD & MAX)

Joe Reinsel joe at joereinsel.org
Tue Dec 4 16:33:48 CET 2007

I think it is really a personal preference then anything else and I was
thinking that it could be a nice option. I have used segmented patch cords
for a while and I never had a problem with the patch being less readable
because the patch cord could be lined up besides another and organized more
easily to make the patch cleaner. Also another feature that would be useful
that I use in MAX is colored patch cords. This helps organize different
types of data.

On Dec 4, 2007 10:09 AM, marius schebella <marius.schebella at gmail.com>

> segmented patchcords can make patches less readable, but most of the
> time they make patches more readable, and that is when you use so many
> unsegmented cords that they hide the objects. also when you want to
> connect an object at the bottom of the patch to an object at the top,
> then you can lay the cord at the outside of the patch to make the
> ~feed-back.
> you don't want patchcords in situations where it is not clear anymore
> which cord is going where.
> a big problem in max is that there is no undo for segmented patchcords.
> once segmented, you can only delete them and redraw to make them not
> segmented. that might be one of the new features of max 5... as well as
> the infinite number of undos. (true?)
> marius.
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Joe Reinsel
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