So I’ve finally updated, modernized, and re-released the ancient, seminal introduction to python scripting for MotionBuilder. I spent quite a bit of time re-formatting it in iBooks Author and released it on the iBooks store here:
New features include:
- Member function updates for MotionBuilder 2012
- ‘Interactive Images’ of scripts with annotated code
- Complete glossary of terms, classes, and member functions used
- Links to online documentation
- New, easier to read formatting
- Organized Table Of Contents for quick access to sections
- Portrait view for faster scrolling
It’s pretty old but still a good basic guide to ramp you up when you need to dive back into pyfbsdk. I’m releasing it for special price for first month: $10. I’ll probably double it to $20 after the initial blast, that’s still a decent deal considering I had it on Lulu.com for $40. Corporate usual pays for this stuff anyway if you’re working at a company.
There are links in the book to the source materials which are basically on this site here: http://jason-parks.com/Downloads/PythonScripting/PSFMBA.zip
Give it a review if you like it, email me if you don’t. ;-)
For those you do not have iPads or are in markets that the iBookStore does not serve, all I can offer you is the original 2007 MasterClass pdf. This is because the iBooks Author software EULA prohibits me from selling the book generated with the software in any other way. It took awhile to format the book in Author and I do not want to reformat it again for ePub distribution.
So at least you can get the bulk of the information in this document even if it’s a little out of date. You can get it HERE or the Downloads section. The iBook version is $20, so you can make a donation for this version if you think it is valuable: