New PDF release: 3ds Max MAXScript Essentials

By Autodesk

ISBN-10: 0240809327

ISBN-13: 9780240809328

Write your individual MAXScript capabilities and utilities to automate repetitive initiatives and create customized instruments and UI components. starting with an creation to crucial programming strategies, you examine the MAXScript fundamentals that come with cloning gadgets, MAX instructions, toolbar entry, opting for scene nodes, selecting issues, and utilizing the mousetrack command and painter interface. Real-world educational examples are supplied through the e-book to illustrate how one can use the MAXScript ideas on your personal creation surroundings.

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Functions that return a value usually do so by returning a value at the end of the function. Functions that don't return a value are called void functions, because you don't expect 35 • MAXScript Basics any information to be returned from the function when it finishes executing. The other way to return a value from a function is to pass in a value by reference, which was covered earlier. Perhaps the easiest way to return a value from a function is to simply place it on the last line ofthe function body.

Note: You have used expressions that evaluate to Boolean values in this script. x < 101 evaluates to either true or false. The expression is evaluated to a Boolean, and the result is assigned to the variable test. Also,the script statement while test do is equivalent to while test == true do. 46 Collections III Collections The term collection describes any grouping of objects or values that 3ds Max keeps track of. Arrays are one type of collection. An ObjectSet collection is a special type of collection maintained by MAXScript.

In the Listener, type: a = addnums 1 3 The addnums function returns the sum. Now, you will change the function by modifying the name of the function, and the last (and in this case, the only) statement. 31 . MAXScript Basics 3. Type the following in the MAXScript Editor and run it: function addnums2 x y = x + y The statement x + y still evaluates to the sum of x + y even though no assignment was made in the function body. 4. In the MAXScript Editor, type the following and press ENTER: b = addnums2 4 9 Youget the answer you expect.

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