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Maxscript tutorial: Print vs Format

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I just finalized a Maxscript tutorial showing the difference between Print and Format command when exporting to external files, check it out.

 

Get list of all subfolders

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-- How to get list of all sub folders in special path --

function GetAllSubDirs_fn MyDirectory =
(
temp = #();
s = 1;
folders = getDirectories (MyDirectory + "/*");
t = folders.count;
while s < t do
(
for i = s to t do (temp = getDirectories (folders[i]+"*");
for j = 1 to temp.count do folders[folders.count+1] = temp[j] );
s = t;
t = folders.count;
)
sort folders
return folders;
)
-- call the function whit a folder path --

GetAllSubDirs_fn("D:")

MaxScript 2012-2015 CHM Help

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After some time looking to get back the behavior of the MaxScript help previous to 2012, I couldn't find any information to do:

Press F1 to open the CHM Help file (not a combination of keys)
Open a single instance of the CHM file
Pass the selected word to the Index tab.

Finally with the help of a "lost" little utility, I got it working (mostly) as it used to be.

What do you need?

1. The CHM file
2. The little utility "KeyHH.exe"

You can download the CHM files from the following links:

3ds Max 2012

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MAXScript Cheat Sheet

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This is a fantastic 2 page reference (written by Markus Boos) for those starting out with MAXScript! From the site description: Ever try exploring the power of MAXSCRIPT? If it seems too confusing to attempt, try this 2-page cheat sheet that covers most of the major concepts in one easy to read reference, courtesy of MAXSCRIPT guru Markus Boos

Link: MAX Script Cheat Sheet

3ds Max 2014 Extension Release – Introducing Python!

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There's a new Autodesk GetCOREInterface blog that focuses on customization and programming 3ds Max. Kevin Vandecar has written a blog post introducing Python in 3ds Max 2014 Extension.

Bézier curves (Spanish with English commentary)

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In these videos, you will learn how to create a Bézier curve in MAXScript and ton know all it´s mathematical details.

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