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Alex Morris
01-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Just saw that someone had managed to script After Effects to text message (SMS to phone) when renders are complete and wondered if this was possible in Maxscript - presumably via the net? Any ideas?

Bobo
01-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Just saw that someone had managed to script After Effects to text message (SMS to phone) when renders are complete and wondered if this was possible in Maxscript - presumably via the net? Any ideas?

From reading through the MSDN answers, the problem is that you have to know the phone provider's details to be able to send an SMS correctly. Most people suggest sending an Email which the phone provider can forward as an SMS to the end user. Given that smart phones deal with email better than dumb phones do with SMS, it might be a better idea to just send an email. MAXScript has a function to do that (see NetworkManager Interface docs), and you can also script it through DotNet functions.

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