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Chapter 6. Scripting > Getting into the Mindset

Getting into the Mindset

Turning MAXScript into an effective part of your workflow may require you to pick up some new habits. This section contains a number of tips about how to approach writing code before we get into the specifics of actually writing any.

Start with Pseudocode

Pseudocode is code that is not specific to any programming language. It is the set of instructions for a script. Pseudocode is probably more important than the code itself; if you can see logically what you want a script to do, the rest is just translating that into the syntax that MAXScript understands. Think of it in artistic terms: After you've decided on the overall composition of a piece, you can then worry about filling in the details.


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