Tagged 'Tutorials'

Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

 

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!

Commercial Training Options

If you would like to learn more about MAXScript, there are currently several affordable training options available to suit nearly any budget.

Using Regex in 3dsMax

There used to be two things in life that truly scared me. One was the soundtrack from Frozen. The other was Regular Expressions. Find out which one I said "Let it go" to...

MAXScript Cheat Sheet

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!

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.

Get list of all subfolders

-- 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:")

Bézier curves (Spanish with English commentary)

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

BackBurner monitor undocumented cmd switches

In case you run multiple backburner managers (e.g. on notebook at several places or using local manager and manager in office) it is good idea to have icons for automatic connecting monitor to the different manager hosts.

I've found two working command line parameters for monitor.exe:

monitor -a
monitor -mservername

First one turns "Auto connect" on. Second one sets manager hostname and connects to it. (Note: There is no space between -m and hostname or ip)

XrayCatST 1.5 - How to quickly and easily create a complex rig structure for transformer robot like

XrayCat v1.5 is about to release, we realised a complex rig structure for a transformer like

robot to explain better the power of out tool and how useful it can be to achieve

good results quickly and easily.

info at:
http://www.raylightgames.com/xraycatst/xraycatst.html

MaxScript image button .BMP layout

A MaxScript button image layout how to. Included below (buttons2_16.zip) are the maxscript text and photoshop psd files shown in the tutorial. I can sum up the whole exercises with one word "spacing".

Pay attention to the 16px dimensions show here. The psd file includes a frame guide layer showing correct button spacing.

email me with any question. othoap@gmail.com

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