[PD] Preset management for Pd Vanilla

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 05:35:20 CET 2021

Em qui., 21 de jan. de 2021 às 19:14, Alexandre Torres Porres

> My solution for ELSE seems to be as simple as it can get, you can just one
> [preset] object for any parameters of any type you want! It's basically
> vanilla making use of [text] and [savestate], it only needs one external,
> which is based on cyclone/grab. My concern is that I'm missing possible
> strategies and use cases with it.

I thought of a way to make my vanilla approach quite closer to my final
design for ELSE. It'd require some ninja dynamic patching, but it'd be
pretty pretty straight-forward if this happens
https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/604 - this PR adds an inlet to
[receive] so we can set receive names (there's another PR/issue we'd need
to take care first),

The vanilla design would still need things like number boxes to have sends
and receives to get and set preset values. Receive names would be passed as
arguments and we'd have some naming conventions for send, like ending with
"-set", so we don't need to pass them also as arguments (it'd be too much
pollution in my opinion).

Proof of concept

[image: Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 01.19.22.png]
Not that I think we *need* 100% vanilla solutions everytime... but it's a
nice exercise. And this is pretty much the same of my ELSE abstraction,
it'd have the same features! The difference is that my ELSE design doesn't
require the [send] objects. I'm just not doing this vanilla approach now
because I don't wanna spend time doing ninja stuff. I can wait to see if we
can get that PR that adds an inlet to receive before I revisit this.

The design seems pretty simple and powerful. As far as the other strategies
go, I don't think I'm missing use cases or features of other current
systems out there. There's the "morphing" or "interpolation" thing that I
may be still neglecting and thinking that using things "line" objects is
just as fine, but let's see. I'll also look into how max
does interpolation, someone already told me that, I think I have an idea
for that too.


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