View Full Version : How can I learn to make Zscripts and do I need programming nowledge?
I was just reading Muvlo page on his new calculator script and I was thinking to my self, I want to make a script too. :D
The only question is how :mad: :qu:
Well, Mr. Z, the knowledge is there to be had. In the modifiers of your ZScript palette there is a button to Export Commands. That list gives you everything that ZBrush can do.
What to do with that information, however, is another thing entirely....
You DO have to be able to program some, although in its simplest form it's little different from writing HTML. In its more complex form (like the calculator) it is quite a bit more than that.
As for how to learn it, your best bet is to study other scripts. Look at them, work your way through the text, and get to know what the commands are and how they work. Figure out why the script does what it does. Only after you understand why other scripts work will you be able to effectively write your own.
I'm sorry that I can't be of much more help in this, but for one thing, I'm not a programmer. ;) At the same time, trying to give a thorough explanation would require a few chapters in a book. At least. But if it's any consolation, other folks have done quite well with even less information than this. And you can learn from them by studying their work.
Hope that helps, at least some!
And you'll need version 123b and not 123.
there two ways of making your own scripts one the hardway by programing it in by hand or by making your own in zscript which you can read in here which doesn't take any skills http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=003151
If you're not a programmer, you can simply record your actions, and voila! a ZScript is created. If you are a programmer, the command set is there, and it's quite comprehensive.
This may help to get you started: Visit ZBrush.com (http://www.pixologic.com), click the "ZScripts" button, and follow the link that says "Would you like some information on creating ZScript tutorials? Click here."
Then, come back here and ask lots of questions.
What about breaking down the windows calculator code, would that not help!
You know, for me this calculator project has been great in helping me to learn Zscripts better. So you might just think up a project, get as far as you can, then, as Davey said, come back and ask lots of questions! :) Good luck.
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