MaxScript Basic Course

An initial course to make a quick start in programming in MaxScript for Autodesk 3Ds Max.

Hi everyone, I’m MastaMan and we’re starting a series of MaxScript tutorials.

What you’ll learn

  • Understanding how scripts are structured, types, launching, saving..
  • Basic programming principles: variables, loops, arrays, functions..
  • Writing your own simple scripts. Lots of application and automation examples..
  • How to understand errors in code, where to look for information..
  • Writing your first script to randomize the transformation of objects..

Course Content

  • MaxScript Basic –> 14 lectures • 1hr 15min.

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Hi everyone, I’m MastaMan and we’re starting a series of MaxScript tutorials.

Most of you work in 3Ds Max doing routine tasks every day. MaxScript will help optimize your workflow or you can learn how to code.


Since MaxScript is a very simple programming language, understanding its basics will help you understand how to write code and is a great start in your programming. By understanding the basics, you will be able to further explore other programming languages.


In this series of lessons, I will try to explain very simply, in simple words, how to quickly start writing code, and most importantly, we will consider simple examples and quickly achieve results.


After all, when we immediately see the result, it raises enthusiasm and there is more desire to dive into MaxScript.


We will learn the basic concepts and fundamentals of programming. We will cover such important topics as: variables, loops, arrays, data types, functions and much more.


And at the end of this course, we will create our own script to randomize the transformation of objects, using a stack of books as an example.


You can also write your own simple scripts to optimize your work in 3Ds Max. This will allow you to be above your competitors and do routine tasks much faster.


For example, you can write a script in a couple of lines that will increase all or selected lights by 20% or massively change any other parameter at your discretion.

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