[PD] PD autoselects from a folder

Ben Baker-Smith bbakersmith at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 01:06:53 CEST 2010


[folderpanel] is an object from the TOF library, which is included
with pd-extended but which I always have to add manually in the paths
menu (don't know why this is, my guess is: bug).

[$n 1] is short for [dollarg] from the iemlib (also included with
pd-extended). I'm not sure what the problem is with it, but it doesn't
always load for me either. In fact, I'm going to contact the list
about it now.

I fixed a couple things including replacing [$n 1] with [dollarg] and
correcting the output of the right outlet, and attached the new
version to this message.

To get it working you should just have to add the TOF library to your
paths and/or startup (I have it in both, don't remember which is
required), in order for it to recognize [folderpanel]. Hope that does


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Pagano, Patrick
<pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu> wrote:
> Looks like it's missing "folderpanel" and &n 1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Baker-Smith [mailto:bbakersmith at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 2:33 PM
> To: Pagano, Patrick
> Cc: pd list
> Subject: Re: [PD] PD autoselects from a folder
> Oops, looks like I left a couple [print] objects in the abstraction
> from when I was debugging it. You can delete [print STACK2] [print
> STACK3] [print STACK4]
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Ben Baker-Smith <bbakersmith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Patrick,
>> Here's an abstraction I made to handle file browsing with a GUI
>> interface. I actually based it on one of the PDMTL abstractions,
>> having not known until this thread that [playlist] existed. Anyway, it
>> should do all the same things playlist does, except for being
>> resizeable.
>> You can select files by index or using the GUI. The right outlet gives
>> you the number of loaded files, so you can use this to set the range
>> of a [random] object and use it to select files by index.
>> Attached is the patch and its help file.
>> -Ben
>> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Pagano, Patrick
>> <pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu> wrote:
>>> This is a VERY helpful patch, thanks. I wish we could have something like playlist~ for windows.
>>> pp
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: pd-list-bounces at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-bounces at iem.at] On Behalf Of Ben Baker-Smith
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 2:35 AM
>>> To: Andrew Faraday; pd list
>>> Subject: Re: [PD] PD autoselects from a folder
>>>>Hey All
>>>>It's the perpetual newbie here again. I've been working on a generative gem patch (to run on a seperate machine when I work) and I want this to load >and re-load images from a selected folder. So far the only thing remotely like it I've found is [openpanel] which requires a user to choose. I really want an >object to load files from this directory randomly or sequentially without human interaction. I think I've seen something like this before, just no idea what it >is.
>>>>Also, I could use something like it for audio Thanks Andrew
>>> This patch will do what you want. It was originally created for audio loops, but will work for any directory or file extension.
>>> -Ben
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: bb_filebrowser.zip
Type: application/zip
Size: 2846 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/attachments/20100426/228da396/attachment.zip>

More information about the Pd-list mailing list