Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

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John Wainwright


The creator of Maxscript (John Wainwright) has made his previously commercial training DVD available for free on Vimeo! It's broken up into easy to watch chunks and even though it's a bit dated it remains one of the best introductions to MAXScript available.

A sincere thanks from the ScriptSpot community to John Wainwright for releasing his incredibly valuable training series for free and to our very own "Garp" for putting in the time to get the video split into sections & uploaded. Thanks!

MAXScript 101 is a digital video-based introductory course for MAXScript, the scripting language in Autodesk's 3ds max®, gmax® and VIZ 3D applications, designed and presented by MAXScript's creator, John Wainwright.

The course teaches the fundamentals of scripting and provides an introduction to the main features of the language and how they can be used to perform tasks like scene generation, animation, material mapping, mesh export, etc. and how to build these into tools with custom dialog windows.

It can be used by artists and animators without any prior programming or scripting experience to learn scripting from scratch, or by those experienced in other languages to gain a quick and practical introduction to MAXScript's features.

The five parts of the course are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Script Building Blocks
  3. Scripting Tasks
  4. More Bulding Blocks
  5. Example Scripts

View the complete set of "Maxscript 101" on Vimeo here:



Application Version: 
3ds Max 5+
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JimHoux's picture

Good work

Good work

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JessicaGreen's picture

Thank u for free online

Thank u for free online training.

durke12's picture


Thanks for the vimeo vids John. Lot to learn from there.

Marc_or's picture

Awesome! Thnx

Awesome! Thnx

Garp's picture


It's back :)

ben3dfx's picture

thank you

thank you for good tutor.

Michele71's picture

Thanks John Wainwright for

Thanks John Wainwright for this wonderful video!!!!

titane357's picture

$A - $B is a simple script

$A - $B is a simple script for booleen operation !!!!!
First time I see this, so powerfull !!! thanks !!!

br0t's picture

Cool, definitely gonna take a

Cool, definitely gonna take a look! Thanks for sharing and uploading to John and Garp!

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