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Understanding Objects and Classes

Chapter 4

MAXScript is a very powerful scripting language that has many principles of object-oriented programming. By recognizing these principles, you can gain further insight and understanding into how MAXScript works, thus opening the door ton advanced scripting. In this chapter, the MAXScript Reference Help is also discussed.

Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand objects in the MAXScript context.
  • Identify an object’s class.
  • Use the MAXScript Reference to determine an object’s properties and methods.
  • Understand MAXScript grammar and syntax.

Introduction

Fundamental to writing scripts is an understanding of the class structure used within MAXScript. Rather than attempting ...

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