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Macker

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Expressions?
« on: June 14, 2016, 10:53:11 AM »
Hey guys, I've seen in a lot of the styles and tutorials that expressions are used to make certain things happen, but not being from a coding/mathematics background I look at them and genuinely have no idea what's going on. I have no idea whether it's written in a certain type of code (maxscript?) or what the syntax is, or what things I can control with it, etc.

Are there any tutorials around to help with this? I'm sure I can't be the only one.

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Re: Expressions?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 04:55:09 PM »
Hi. No, it's not Maxscript. We actually use the same engine for Expression Controllers in Max. You can find a reference here. In next updates we have plans to replace it for our own language, used actually for Forest Effects.

There is not a specific tutorial for expressions, but you can find several resources there:

- RailClone guide->Parameters and attributes->Exercise: Exporting Attributes and simple maths with the Arithmetic operator.
- RailClone guide->Creating Conditional Relationships->Exercise: Creating conditions using the Selector operator and expressions.

The full list of functions and properties is available from the Expressions Editor.

I hope that helps, if you need more specific help, please don't hesitate to ask.
Carlos Quintero
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