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Topics of interest to people customizing Autodesk M&E products using SDKs and scripting APIs by SDK Subject Matter Expert Christopher Diggins.

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PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension
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PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension

Posted 11 December 2013 7:47 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Since Python arrived with the 3ds Max 2014 extension one of the most popular requests is how to create UI using PyQt or PySide that works well with 3ds Max. In this blog post I'm going to share some techniques for creating a PyQt UI in 3ds Max that is properly parented to the 3ds Max window and handles shortcut keys in text editors.

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ADN DevDays Conference in Las Vegas at AU and a New 3ds Max SDK Blog
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ADN DevDays Conference in Las Vegas at AU and a New 3ds Max SDK Blog

Posted 17 October 2013 6:40 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Good news from the Autodesk Developer Network for our M&E developer customers. ADN will be hosting a DevDays M&E conference where I will talk about the new Python API in 3ds Max and Kevin Vandecar has launched a new blog for 3ds Max SDK users.

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Autodesk Exchange Apps Portathon is happening on September 13th.
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Autodesk Exchange Apps Portathon is happening on September 13th.

Posted 10 September 2013 5:29 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

The Autodesk Exchange Apps Portathon is happening on September 13th. There is still time to register and potentially receive US$100 per plug-in or script published on the app-exchange (up to $500)!

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Sell or Share your Plug-ins, Tutorials, or other Content for 3ds Max and Maya via the Autodesk Exchange
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Sell or Share your Plug-ins, Tutorials, or other Content for 3ds Max and Maya via the Autodesk Exchange

Posted 19 April 2013 2:04 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games ,

Autodesk exchange now supports 3ds Max and Maya. This is a great opportunity for plug-in developers to have significantly more reach and publicity for their plug-ins.

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Creating an Undoable Python Command for Maya
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Creating an Undoable Python Command for Maya

Posted 15 January 2013 9:22 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games ,

A new video from the YouTube Maya learning channel shows how to create an undoable Python command plug-in and demonstrates the particle system.

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Project Sci-Viz: Molecular Graphics in 3ds Max
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Project Sci-Viz: Molecular Graphics in 3ds Max

Posted 23 November 2012 7:27 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games ,

Two weeks ago we launched Project Sci-Viz on labs. Sci-Viz is an experimental technology designed to enable popular 3rd party molecular graphics toolkits written in Python.

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SDK and Scripting Classes at Autodesk University
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SDK and Scripting Classes at Autodesk University

Posted 15 October 2012 6:53 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Softimage ,

Industry: Games ,

For uses of M&E products there will be a number of scripting and SDK classes at Autodesk University. AU is going to be held from November 27th to November 29th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

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Calling Python from C# using XML RPC
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Calling Python from C# using XML RPC

Posted 19 September 2012 5:14 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

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I was facing an interesting challenge. I wanted a .NET application to inform a Python script running on the same machine whenever a particular event occured. I discovered that using XML RPC was a very easy an effective way to achieve this.

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Video: Loading and Executing Python Plug-ins from Maya
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Video: Loading and Executing Python Plug-ins from Maya

Posted 12 September 2012 2:34 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games ,

The M&E learning team has produced an introducting to Python plug-in in Maya in the form of an awesome video tutorial!

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Maya API Documentation Update: A Learning Path and Class Taxonomy
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Maya API Documentation Update: A Learning Path and Class Taxonomy

Posted 19 June 2012 5:32 pm by Christopher Diggins on 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

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We've posted an update to the Maya 2013 API documentation. This includes a new class taxonomy and a Python-based learning path.

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