Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©


The script functionality is a plug-in. Scripts can be added to a Container and stored with the Scene. It is possible to archive and import scripts as part of a Scene Archive as with any other plug-in.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Global

A script can also be saved as its own script plug-in, and used in future Scenes (see Create Script-based Plug-ins). To save a script as a script plug-in, drag a compiled script into the Script Plug-ins folder. The Script plug-ins folder is a special folder that lets users create and name plug-ins.

Note: Script plug-ins are saved to <viz data folder>\Scriptplug-ins.

WARNING: A script plug-in is not stored in the database, and is not distributed with an archive, because it is code and not data.

There is an important difference between a script that is not converted into a plug-in, and a script that is. As long as it is not converted the content of the script code is data within the ’Script’ plug-in, just like the width property is data within for example a geometry plug-in. Once the script is converted to a plug-in it is a plug-in itself, like any other plug-in.

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