Tagged 'Tutorials'

Tutorial #002 - Parametric Superflow

83 votes

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

DotNet Demystified - Part 1

34 votes

Just posted on Lonerobot.net is the first part of a series of beginner's DotNet tutorials. If you've been struggling with dotnet classes and are unsure of what the difference between a class and an object is, this tutorial could help get you on the way to achieving the most out of dotnet in 3dsMax. 

Dotnet Demystified Part 1

MAXScript Coding Standards

36 votes

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.

Maxscript for beginners #1

20 votes

Quick tutorial covering some basics of maxscript, generating and controlling objects etc. Might be useful for people wanting to get their feet wet with scripting.

How to "Relax" while preserving the volume...

2 votes

It's just a small tip :

We often use the standard "relax tool" or "relax modifier"  that always shrinks the objects...

3DS Max - Accurate Display Of Procedural Maps - Solved

2 votes

In this video, we will solve the problem of procedural maps display,

Rig / Animate tanks

1 vote

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!

Setting up Ultra Edit as your Maxscript Editor

23 votes

This document is meant to get a person RAPIDLY set up to use Ultra Edit as a maxscript editor. This is made possible by a bridge created by Simon Feltman at Rezn8 studios. This bridge enables any third party editor to call internal Max functions. In our case, we will set up our text editor to call 3 internal Max functions, Evaluate, Open, and Encrypt.

A few notes about code optimization

47 votes

The base idea of this topic is to say to all coders - always to research, because this is the only way to get rid of any myths. Each myth may hinder your future development and may leave a wrong impression in us for the MaxScript language at all.

 

Get list of all subfolders

1 vote

-- 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:")