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Creating a Macro

So what is a macro for, anyway? With macros, you can combine common functions into a new function that can be used to humiliate your friends and impress your enemies. You can control what parameters are exposed, and hide the ones that don’t need changing. Macros are extremely powerful ways of modifying functions to suit your own needs. In this lesson, you’ll build a spiffy macro that allows you to create glows around highlights that mimic photographic auras.

Creating Macros with the MacroMaker

The MacroMaker is an interactive tool to help you create new nodes by recombining previously existing nodes. Shake’s scripting language is basically C-like, meaning you have access to an entire programming language to manipulate your scripts. Because the MacroMaker can’t account for all possibilities, you should think of it as a tool for helping you get started in using Shake’s language: Use the MacroMaker to build the initial files, and then modify those files to customize your macros.


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