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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Creating our Hello World program

So let's start up Max, close the splash screen if you haven't got rid of it already, and make a new patch (command/Ctrl + N). You will see something like what's shown in the following screenshot; without the objects, the cords, the message box, and the sidebar might not be open or it might be in another mode. You don't need to open the sidebar for now, but if you like it, press the button with the number 11 in the following screenshot. We can have the Max window in a separate window. Either way, free floating or in the side bar, open it and I highly recommend that you remember the shortcut for it, which is command/Ctrl + M. Now, we have everything set up to write the obligatory Hello World program:

So this is our ...

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