Topics of interest to people using and extending 3ds Max by Christopher Diggins, principal software developer at Autodesk.
If you are a .NET programmer and have the 3ds Max 2012 subscription advantage pack you are in for a treat!
The latest news from the open-source developer community: new SDK tutorial projects, user sandboxes, and our first user-contributed projects.
I recently compiled a list of good programming principles for a recent internal training on C#. Following these principles can not only help 3ds Max SDK users, but I believe all programmers.
This blog post talks about the Py3dsMax plug-in for 3ds Max from Blur Studio that offers a bridge to MAXScript from CPython, and a generic cross platform GUI library (PyQT) that works with different digital content creation tools.
It is that time of year, the annual Max SDK survey is now open! I'll talk a bit about last year's results and what we did and didn't do to address the results.
Autodesk is pleased to announce the public availability of debug symbols for 3ds Max 2012 via a symbol server to help our SDK users create better plug-ins in less time.
We've launched a pilot project to create a developer community for 3ds Max and MAXScript users using Google Project Hosting.
Now that the SDK documentation has been released I finally have some time to blog again! The first news that I want to share is that we have made SDK and scripting API documentation available online as HTML for many of the products in the Autodesk M&E portfolio.
IronPython is compatible with virtually all of Python, but it isn't compatible with CPython extensions. So how do we work around that?
Recently we posted on the Autodesk Developer Network an experimental library we have been developing in conjunction with EPHERE called MaxSharp. MaxSharp provides a simplified wrapper around the 3ds Max 2011 API that can be used from both Python and C#.