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.

Maxscript tutorial: Abbreviations

Have ever wished for maxscript to have short cuts, So instead of writing a whole code like for loops ... or functions you just have to type (fordo) for example or (FN) and then press a Ctrl + Shift + A and it will throw you a full code that you pre defined, it's like magic and saves a lot of time. In this small tutorial we are gonna discuss how to do this using maxscript hidden technique (Abbreviations)

Maxscript tutorial: Print vs Format

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


Rig / Animate tanks

Hi everyone,

"Gearing" is a 3ds Max script, helpful by rigging and animating of tanks, excavators, dredges etc.
The new version supports automatic path following, acceleration / deceleration.
The script is commercial. I intend to add a demo to the new edition, however the 1 st version comes with a limited demo.
The next two tutorials introduce the script's basics.
If you take interest in this area you may watch them at:
1. (1 st version) http://youtu.be/LzhH0fY1Y0Q
2. (2 nd version) http://youtu.be/VPFjEXvReF4

Thanks for watching!

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 --


MaxScript 2012-2015 CHM Help

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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