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Script Installation in 3ds max

75 votes

Additional help (external link): Macro installation (MAXScript) on Tech-Artists.org

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Tutorial #002 - Parametric Superflow

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Superflow

Mindflow Solutions Tutorial #002 - Parametric Superflow

Software: 3ds Max

Learn how to use the Parametric Array script by Ali Torabi as a Superflow controller!

Topics discussed:
- Parametric Array / Script by Ali Torabi
- 1-Dimensional Linear Controller
- Superflow Control
- 1-Point-Pivot
- Linear Harmonics
- Trajectory->Spline->Mesh Creation
- Animation Setup
- Object Parameter Control
- Advanced Array Structures

Length: 29 minutes

Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

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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!

Free Video Tutorials!

86 votes
GavinB from CGTalk has generously provided the following free maxscript video tutorials. You'll need the TechSmith codec in order to view the videos... View the original cgtalk discussion thread here...

MAXScript Coding Standards

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This document should be used as a source of input when developing your own, or your company’s, coding standards for MAXScript. There are many ways to format code, this style being just one of near infinite choices.

Modeling a Lego Snowspeeder in 3ds max

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In this tutorial I will build a complete Star Wars LEGO model from scratch using Autodesk 3ds Max 8. Originally I made this for the speed modeling contest. Since the purpose of this contest is to model as much as possible within one hour, I didn’t model the underside of the lego bricks (or the underside of the model).

How to create a self-updating Max Script or Macro Script

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How to create a self-updating Max Script or Macro Script

**DISCLAIMER:

New Maxscript Tutorial Series - Beginner to Intermediate by Kevin Harper.

1 vote

Hey Scrip Spot.

I created a tutorial series for Max Script for 3ds max artists that starts at the very begging. I wanted people with no knowledge of programming to be able to write tools for max.

Here it is. Enjoy! http://angryarray.servegame.com/

Tutorial #005 - Superflow Elements Advanced

53 votes

Superflow

V-MOTION Solutions Tutorial on Advanced Techniques with Superflow Elements

Software: 3ds Max

Topics:
- SF Elements Advanced
- Using SmartArray & Quick Clone
- Path Distribution
- Integration with Pflow
- Realtime Rig for particle emission
- Pflow Setups discussed
- Rendering with Krakatoa
- and more...

Length: 40 minutes / Download Tutorial for High-Res

Try the Superflow Elements Demo: http://www.v-motion.co/download/down.pl?ID=6

Creating MAXScript Installers

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What’s Wrong With .MZP Files?

Having managed tool rollouts at both small (four artists) and large (50+ artists) companies I’ve become increasingly frustrated with MAXScript installation options. MZP files do ake the process less painful, but they have some inherent problems and limitations:
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