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Old 09-16-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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hello everyone!I am about to study scripting in 3ds max,but should I study MAXscript first and then Python?or it is better to study Python directly??I do not have any script or programme experience before-,-




w8ing for advices!thanks!!
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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It depends what you wish to achieve... two different tools... Python IN 3dsMax is not easy. Python itself is. If your looking to learn a general programming language then go python. If you are wishing to effect things within 3ds max, ( objects, lights, materials..ect ) then MaxScript is your choice... both langs. your learn the basics of programming... everything after that is syntax...

The best is to find something you need, or want, to automate to make your life easier and try that in MaxScript.

Just start with the MaxScript help file.. it has everything you need to learn, including a "Learning MaxScript" section!
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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If you have a solid base of 3ds max knowledge already, I'd recommend Maxscript first. It will make scripting seem relevant, tangible and it will gradually introduce you to programming logic and structure.

If you don't know 3ds Max already, you'd be better off with a scripting/programming language that immediately applies to your interests. If you're inclined toward web/interactivity design, learning ActionScript (the scripting language for Flash) will pull you in because of what you can do is what you want to do. If 3D is your passion, Maxscript and 3ds Max might be the best first step. If you have an idea for making a dynamic web application, ASP.NET or some other web programming language/environment might be your best bet.

Once you've learned one language, the others become much easier to learn....
 
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