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Beginners Guide to Scripting

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This is my first tutorial, so be kind to me. :) The people have spoken [link] so I spent several hours putting together a 14-page tutorial on some basic scripting techniques. Instead of providing fish, I thought I'd spend some time teaching how to fish.

Once you read through it, you should have no problem understanding the basics of what a script is doing, how to make some modifications to it, and even how to take a sample flame and make a script out of it.

I plan on doing a more advanced tutorial as well, but this one covers creating flames and transforms, modifying the transforms, and adjusting how the flame ends up in your preview window.

If you have any suggestions after reading it, I'd love to hear them in your comments. If you find it too hard or too easy, I'd like to hear that as well. If it ultimately helps you write one (or modify one in a useful way), I'd *love* to hear it.
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SerenskiNew Deviant

Great, I understood very well all your ideas :) & Thanks for sharing. Regards :)!!!.

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amberwindHobbyist Digital Artist
Just used your instructions to write my first script from scratch... because I'm doing a challenge and can't figure out how the variations are interacting, so I wrote a script to randomize the whole shebang and I'm going to keep hitting the run button until I get something I can work with! :XD:
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djeaton3162Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. It is amazing how many comments I still get on those old Apo scripts.
Charis3's avatar
This looks fascinating. Thanks!
garridjo's avatar
Thank you for this amazing tutorial, It is clear and easy to read and understand
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SiennaBlueHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. :)
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LupsibergHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing :bow: :)
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cejohnson356Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am new to using Apophysis and this guide has been very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and share with those of us still learning.
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torriedragonsHobbyist General Artist
This was so very helpful for me. Thank you SO MUCH for putting this up here on DA! I have been wanting to learn about scripting for so long! :) Thanks again.
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nrubinstein Photographer
Thank you for the Scripting tutorial. I'm just getting started, so I'll have to work my way up to your info, but I've downloaded the basic Apophysis & have started playing with it and looking for basic info.
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Shadow696Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man. I'm definitely going to try some of it.
CajunCamera's avatar
Im having a problem; I'm doing the script and when it reads "linear" in the script, it says "unknown member identifier: linear".

What did I do wrong
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djeaton3162Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea! :) Are you referring to "linear", or "transform.linear"?
CajunCamera's avatar
Like, it just comes up as "unknown something "linear""

Its ticking me off
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djeaton3162Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't done Apo in a while, but if you send me the script in a note, I'll take a look at it.
CajunCamera's avatar
Well, its the same script you wrote
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djeaton3162Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. I'm hopefully confused. This is a PDF tutorial, not a script.
CajunCamera's avatar
I know. Dont worry; it's working now. I just got the latest version of Apoph.
KittyAnnStudio's avatar
Oh I am so exceited to read this tomorrow and get to learning :icongivemesmilesplz:

Thank you again and again dj for your wonderful gift of wisdom and sharing that give with all of us here :glomp:
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rebmemer Digital Artist
ummm where is it?
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djeaton3162Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click on the download link. It's a PDF file.
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rebmemer Digital Artist
ok thanks i will get right on it :D
Dylananana's avatar
oo,
this is alot of help
thank you lots and lots and lots and lots and lots :D :D :D :) :) :)
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StarTrekOmegaHobbyist General Artist
Finally! A script tutorial even I can I understand. Thanx lots for it.
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