Autodesk 3ds Max
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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Due to popular demand we have just published and released the 3ds Max SDK and MAXScript documentation in CHM format at http://www,autodesk.com/me-sdk-docs
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.
I recently had a change of job here at Autodesk; I'm now a software developer on the 3ds Max team. While I might not be blogging as frequently, I do plan on keeping it alive, since I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas with the community and the feedback I recieve has been very helpful. One of the things our team has been looking at recently is technical debt. Today I thought I'd share my thoughts on what technical debt is and how to address it.
This is a public draft of a specification for a 3D scene description language designed specifically for web-services called the JSON Scene Description Language.
On the 3ds Max YouTube learning channel is a two part MAXScript tutorial that demonstrates how to create a tree of objects procedurally.
A new video from the YouTube Maya learning channel shows how to create an undoable Python command plug-in and demonstrates the particle system.
A simple MAXScript tutorial in the form of a MAXScript program that procedurally creates a walking stick-figure and animates a camera associated with the viewport.
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.
Today I'm going to show a MAXScript solution for baking animation transforms to helper objects from bones.
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.