Hi. I am starting to mess around with the grid abstraction and it looks really amazing. It can be found at this link:
I'm curious if anyone has a suggestion to make it visually easier to enter patterns in the grid object. If you have a really large Grid it can be difficult to find a certain vertical or horizontal point without counting boxes. I included an image to visualize what I'm talking about.
In Max I would create colored panels that have a transparent opacity so I could see the sequencer underneath. I added an image of this as well.
In Pd I have made sequencers with colored toggle boxes so I can easily find a specific row or column. This isn't ideal, because you can't easily change colors. I made mine adhere to divisions of 4 (like 16th notes) which I might not want sometimes if I'm dividing notes into 5, 6 or whatever. As you can see I like big sequencers.
I tried using a canvas, but it doesn't seem to have a feature to change the opacity that I can see. Are there any other objects or things I can place on a grid to add some color or definition of rows and columns?