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General Category => ASL Scripts => Topic started by: ronaldefarmer on October 29, 2014, 10:52:14 pm

Title: Learning to write scripts
Post by: ronaldefarmer on October 29, 2014, 10:52:14 pm
What would be a good first step for a complete novice like me who aspires to write ASL scripts? I know there is a manual, but it seems to be written for someone who already knows a bit about programming.
Title: Re: Learning to write scripts
Post by: Raxx on October 30, 2014, 01:08:59 am
Goodness, resources for this is quite low and/or awful. Guess I'll work on something.

I already had some scripting and programming experience, so picking up ASL was just a matter of using the ASL spec (http://anim8or.com/scripts/spec/index.html) and looking at some other scripts. The majority of my learning to work with ASL was just by doing it though, and learning through trial and error.

I'll start up a series of tutorials as time permits, beginning with a super beginner level one.
Title: Re: Learning to write scripts
Post by: Arik_the_Red on October 30, 2014, 05:11:18 pm
I had no idea ASL (American Sign Language) could be so diverse in its uses!   ;-)  ~ducks and hides~
Title: Re: Learning to write scripts
Post by: polyGon_tError on March 13, 2015, 03:51:26 pm
'ronaldefarmer' having knowledge of computer programing language (like esp. c) can help but having knowledge of how 3D system work or computerized 3D technology function and / or about OpenGL can help more. so either try both or you will end up doing nothing worthy.
we can do it as we know both but learning only c may not give you much more, sorry to say :(
Title: Re: Learning to write scripts
Post by: ronaldefarmer on March 13, 2015, 06:34:33 pm
Arik_the_Red: How did I miss that post? "American Sign Language"--That's funny!!!

PolyGon_tError: I have begun to think that my aspiration to learn a programming language might be unrealistic at this point. I have written a few Apple scripts and Autohotkey scripts lately, and I guess I was thinking that Anim8or scripting might be a similar task. I don't know anything about OpenGL or C++ and I wouldn't know how to begin to learn. The last time I did any "programming" was on my Dad's TRS-80 in 1970-something.