I am extremely new to pure data so this may be a relatively simple question. My timer works but also must be able to stop without resetting and have a reset button as well. Basically the stop button is doing what the reset button needs to do. Can anybody help me with this?
Pure Data Timer Help
Hi gronayne, and welcome to this forum,
I had a look on your patch and I found some problems with it:
- that first [trigger] is actually not necessary since the order in which the [metro] objects are turned on and off does not influence the result
- you had [mod 60] for miliseconds instead of the correct [mod 1000]
- there are two important concept in Pd about inlets: they can be either hot or cold. A hot inlet will force the object to output the result immediately, and it is usually the leftmost inlet of an object. The cold inlet will receive a value, but wait for something to arrive in the hot inlet in order to make an operation. So in your patch, if you'd send the [0( to the cold inlet of [f], you are basically forcing it to have a new value = 0 but NOT outputting this value immediately; only the next bang will output it.
Here is the correct version of your patch: timer.pd
Also, when posting questions about how to use Pd in this forum, please use the Technical Issues subforum.
I hope this helps, take care!