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General Category => ASL Scripts => Topic started by: Jdez on June 22, 2009, 03:02:18 am

Title: ASL tutorials?
Post by: Jdez on June 22, 2009, 03:02:18 am
Hello Everyone,

I'm Trying to get into ASL scripting and have been reading the manual thingy but I was wondering if anyone knows of any good Tutorials for starting up in ASL scripting.
Title: Re: ASL tutorials?
Post by: Kubajzz on June 22, 2009, 12:50:36 pm
I think it's a good idea to start with controller scripts. See Leslie's page for a good tutorials and simple examples:
http://www.biederman.net/leslie/tutorials/ASL%20Scripting/ASL_scripting.htm (http://www.biederman.net/leslie/tutorials/ASL%20Scripting/ASL_scripting.htm)

As for general plugins, the best you can do is to download some simple scripts written by other users and try to understand them. And don't forget to read the ASL specification:
http://www.anim8or.com/scripts/spec/Anim8or_Scripting_Language.html (http://www.anim8or.com/scripts/spec/Anim8or_Scripting_Language.html)

See this topic for a good explanation of the Plane Primitive plugin:
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=206.0 (http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=206.0)

To be honest, I started writing a complete ASL tutorial for beginners a while ago. It's almost done, but uh... you know how hard it can be to actually finish something ::) I promise I will try a little bit harder...
Title: Re: ASL tutorials?
Post by: Jdez on June 23, 2009, 01:09:17 am
hahaha Yes I do know how hard that can be especially when I look back at all those projects... Thanks for the information
By the way when you are finished that tutorial please tell me I would love to read it.