Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Scripting for Anime Studio

I'm no experienced script writer or programmer, but I hope to be some day. Perhaps this project can help me on my way.

Anime Studio Pro (formerly known as Moho) is a character animation program that is scriptable. Of course, in order to be able to script, you will need to have several "skills":

some knowledge of how to use the animation program, and ways to improve that knowledge
some knowledge of the scripting language (Lua) and ways to improve that knowledge
access to information about the scripting interface between the animation program and the scripting language

I've done some simple animaton with Moho and Anime Studio Pro and am still learning, especially by being an active member of the Anime Studio forum. I have also studied some of the text in Programming in Lua (and can reference to it whenever I need to). As a documentation of the scripting interface, I have downloaded the Scripting Documentation, and have written some scripts for Anime Studio Pro to improve my knowledge.

I don't know if this is enough (I'm sure it's not), but I can always look for additional information on the Net and learn new skills.

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