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andrewjohn81
03-16-2006, 07:34 PM
Is there a way to install a bunch of scripts at once?

I'd like to set that up. i have a bunch of setting, scripts, and general preferences (as does everyone). We all save keyboard shortcuts and menus here, but I don't know of an easy way to share scripts. I need some dummy proof thing to make it so they can install them super easy.

Is there any way to do that? I would maybe assume it would be a combination of one script that is a combination of all the scripts as well as maybe a windows program that would install them in the correct locations? I don't know much about it yet.

One or two of the scripts I use needed to be placed in my script startup folder, that's why I say that....otherwise they don't run everytime. I created a few cool ones to make the viewport switching and selecting work a bit more like Maya, but with some slight alterations to make it work better so you don't even have to click the mouse (which sometimes messes up the camera). People here keep asking me for them, but they can't get them to run because they can't follow the directions. No one usually puts Rediculously detailed instructions in their scripts.

Just wondering if there is such a device. We all have the exact same folder setup for max and we all use the same shared drive for maps and any other stuff we share.

PEN
03-16-2006, 07:45 PM
Have a look on my site for the script pack, it has a .mzp extension. There is lots of information in the help about it. It uses the zip format and allows scripts to be run that will do what ever you need when the .mzp file is run.

pokoy
03-17-2006, 08:27 AM
have also a look here when you want to spread scripts via network:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=293684&highlight=aearonsetup

we're setting it up right now at work and besides some little modifications you can pretty easily load everything at startup. we're not loading any UI files but having them collected somwhere on the server and loading them by hand will do it in our case.

Jeff_hanna
03-17-2006, 01:34 PM
As you can see from the responses there are many ways to bulk install scripts. I use the NSIS installer to build in-house tool collections (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page)

There's a tutorial I wrote regarding using NSIS to install scripts linked on the mainpage at ScriptSpot

andrewjohn81
03-17-2006, 04:50 PM
thanks guys. That's exactly the kind of info I wanted to know. I wasn't sure how many ways there was of doing, or even if there Was a more simple way.

I also have to figure a good way of doing it accross a network here.
I always have user problems because our IT dept doesnt let you log in as administrator. I have "administrative rights" to all of our computers, but you guys probably know that in some cases it's not the same....such as changing the permissions of your root drive without adding a New share.

Thanks for the tips there guys.

PEN
03-17-2006, 05:05 PM
For years I did it all with a DOS Batch file, worked great and was simple.

PEN
03-17-2006, 05:06 PM
As you can see from the responses there are many ways to bulk install scripts. I use the NSIS installer to build in-house tool collections (http://http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page)

There's a tutorial I wrote regarding using NSIS to install scripts linked on the mainpage at ScriptSpot

Jeff your link doesn't appear to be valid.

f97ao
03-18-2006, 08:36 AM
As you can see from the responses there are many ways to bulk install scripts. I use the NSIS installer to build in-house tool collections (http://http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page)

There's a tutorial I wrote regarding using NSIS to install scripts linked on the mainpage at ScriptSpot


I also use the NSIS installer for my scripts. It's a little painful to update the NSIS installer, if you add lots of files to a new version. I did a little script to make this easier that printed all the files in the folder so it's just to copy and paste into the installer.

Thanks for the excelent tutorial Jeff on the installer. I hope to add a few comments to the tutorial later, since a few areas was difficult to follow for me.

/Andreas

Jeff_hanna
03-20-2006, 01:39 PM
Jeff your link doesn't appear to be valid.

(grumble) The BBCode put an extra http:// in there. Try this one: NSIS Home Page (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page)
I've fixed my first post the hyperlink in that one behaves correctly now.

Jeff_hanna
03-20-2006, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the excelent tutorial Jeff on the installer. I hope to add a few comments to the tutorial later, since a few areas was difficult to follow for me.


You're welcome. If anyone has any NSIS questions please don't hesitate to ask. While I'm not a NSIS expert (some guys in the NSIS forums can do some amazing things with that installer) I'm pretty good at using it to install/uninstall MAXScripts in a production environment.

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