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Author Topic: ASL writing tutorial request  (Read 1528 times)

B3dman

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ASL writing tutorial request
« on: June 19, 2008, 01:14:26 pm »

ive been trying to figure out the anim8or scripting language but i have no C or Java programing experience are there any tutorials for this?

thanks in advance!  8)
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Re: ASL writing tutorial request
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 01:57:18 pm »

You first have to decide what you need to learn. If you want to learn how to write controller scripts (the simplest and most useful way to use scripts), there's one topic in the old forum which helped me to get started:
http://www.anim8or.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000096.html.
There will also probably be a tutorial about controller scripts in one of the next versions of DotAn8 (oops... I hope I didn't say too much :o)

If you want to learn how to write parametric mesh plugins... well, that's somehow more difficult. There is a topic which explains the plane_plugin simple script, it should get you started:
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=206.0
...the next thing you should do is to study more simple examples and try to create your own simple scripts. Check this topic on anim8or.org: http://anim8or.org/forums/index.php/topic,777.0.html - you will find some more examples of simple parametric plugins (btw. my first scripts  8))

And remember that the ASL specification is your best friend:
http://www.anim8or.com/scripts/spec/Anim8or_Scripting_Language.html

Good luck
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