3ds Max 8 MAXScript Essentials by Autodesk

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Write your personal MAXScript services and utilities to create customized instruments and UI parts, and automate repetitive projects. verified ideas comprise the production of items, arrays, collections, keep an eye on constructions, parametric gadgets, and the development of UI components. The spouse CD-ROM comprises media records that let you perform the recommendations with real-world examples demonstrating how one can use then in a creation atmosphere.

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Here, an error was generated because the script doesn’t know what new_rad is in the first line of code. 5. Execute the script again. This time, you don’t get an error. The first line generated an error the first time the script was run, but the second line was executed anyway, and the new_rad variable was created and assigned the value of 10. The variable new_rad became available from that point on, and was a valid variable by the time you ran the script for the second time. This is a common scripting problem that many new scripters encounter.

54 ), cmHeight = GetHeightCM() ) Notice a new member variable was added to the struct called cmHeight. This variable will hold the height in units of centimeters. Any member function that gets assigned to a member variable will get called during construction. 4, just as expected. You can have more than one function that will be called during construction. 2 = GetHeightCM(), = GetWeightKG() ) Calling functions during structure creation is a very powerful tool in MAXScript. ” Strings are literal values that you might use in a pop-up message or for a file path.

Now you convert from strings to numbers. 0” to a float data type, and assigned it to the sphere’s radius. Creating and Running Scripts Now that you’ve learned many of the aspects of building scripts, you will create a complete script that uses some of these tools. You’ll also learn how to run the script from different parts of the 3ds Max user interface. In the exercises that follow, you will create a script that piles objects on top of one another, and changes their wireframe colors to form a gradient from the bottom of the pile to the top.

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