Introduction to Python ActiveX Scripting in Softimage

In this course, we will get started with scripting in Softimage using the Python ActiveX Scripting Engine Over this course we will get an introductory look to Python ActiveX Scripting in Softimage. Software required: Softimage 7.5 and up.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
1h 34m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
1h 34m
Description

In this course we will get started with scripting in Softimage using the Python ActiveX Scripting Engine Over this course we will get an introductory look to Python ActiveX Scripting in Softimage. When scripting in Softimage, we have a considerable number of choices and in this project we will use Python; a strong, smart, and fast scripting language available in other Autodesk and 3d software applications. We will start out learning how to write some basic commands as well as extract and reuse code. We will then get into some Python scripting concepts like variables and properties and then move onto building a modeling tool that can be executed with the click of a button. Software required: Softimage 7.5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Sunder has made great headway in both the interactive game design and 3D animation worlds.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello there, my name is Sunder with Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher, and in this series of lessons we will get an introductory look to Python ActiveX Scripting in Softimage. When it comes to scripting in Softimage we have a considerable number of choices, and in this project we will learn how to program with Python. Python is strong, smart, and fast, and it's a popular scripting language that's also available in other Autodesk software and other 3D programs as well. We're going to start this project out simple and learn how to write some basic commands and how to extract and reuse code. We'll then get into some Python scripting concepts, like variables and properties, and soon enough move onto to building our first modeling tool that can be executed with a click of a button. Now, there's a lot of stuff to learn, but before we move on keep in mind that this series of lessons is not a transition guide for VBScript and JScript users, it's meant for users new to scripting in Softimage and we're going to learn a lot of stuff about Python in this project. Let's go ahead and get started now.