3ds Max 8 MAXScript Essentials by Autodesk

By Autodesk

Write your individual MAXScript features and utilities to create customized instruments and UI components, and automate repetitive projects. verified recommendations contain the production of gadgets, arrays, collections, keep watch over buildings, parametric items, and the development of UI components. The better half CD-ROM includes media records that let you perform the suggestions with real-world examples demonstrating how one can use then in a creation surroundings.

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Press CTRL+E, or choose File>Evaluate All from the Editor window menu bar. You placed a conditional statement inside the for loop. As each cylinder is created, you check the value of i. If i is equal to 0, then you create a cone instead, and display the object name in a message box. Note: The index i starts at -3 and ends at 3. A loop index does not have to be a positive number, and it does not have to start at 1. Notice the use of the parentheses in the above example. then structure is then contained within parentheses that define the body of the for loop.

Fill in array elements for the cylinder objects. You define the first element to be the cylinder height, the second its x position, the third to be the cylinder's name, and the fourth to be the modifier you are applying. 0 "second cylinder" bnd 5. Build an array of cylinder description arrays. my_cylinders = #(cylobj1, cylobj2) To access an element from cylinders, you use cylinders[i][j], where the first index [i] refers to the cylinder description array, and the second index [j] indexes into the cylinder description array.

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. When you encounter errors, reexamine your script to ensure that variables are declared in the proper order. Global Variables A global variable is any variable declared or defined outside all blocks of code. In the previous exercise, all the variables you declared were global variables, because they were not declared inside a for loop, while loop, function statement, or other block.

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