How do I install a script ?

#1
I am relatively new to Cheetah 3D and after getting used to the basics I have just discovered that an interesting supply of useful scripts are available....
However, I have no clue how to install them. I'm sure it is quite straightforward but I cannot find any instructions online on how to do it and I would appreciate some guidance.

Thanks
Limey
 

frank beckmann

Well-known member
#2
There are different types of scripts: polygon-, spline-, tool-, tag-scripts etc and they belong to the corresponding folders at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc

Cheers
Frank
 

Helmut

Active member
#3
:sneaky: Note for newbies:
* If you use scripts extensively (or write stacks of little .js tools yourself), you may find it useful to create a hierarchy of subfolders. This makes it much easier to locate the fitting function.
* Updates of the C3D version do not affect the customised structure of scripts (idem for materials).

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* Out of curiosity: I (ESL speaker) thought Limey was a somewhat derogatory label? So much for the benefits of ascorbic acid :eek:
 
#4
There are different types of scripts: polygon-, spline-, tool-, tag-scripts etc and they belong to the corresponding folders at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc

Cheers
Frank

Thanks for the speedy reply Frank.
:sneaky: Note for newbies:
* If you use scripts extensively (or write stacks of little .js tools yourself), you may find it useful to create a hierarchy of subfolders. This makes it much easier to locate the fitting function.
* Updates of the C3D version do not affect the customised structure of scripts (idem for materials).

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* Out of curiosity: I (ESL speaker) thought Limey was a somewhat derogatory label? So much for the benefits of ascorbic acid :eek:
There are different types of scripts: polygon-, spline-, tool-, tag-scripts etc and they belong to the corresponding folders at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc

Cheers
Frank
There are different types of scripts: polygon-, spline-, tool-, tag-scripts etc and they belong to the corresponding folders at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc

Cheers
Frank
 
#5
Frank
thanks for getting back to me so quickly
Right after I wrote the post I rather lately, and rather typically, remembered to check the link you mention in application support.Alas, there was absolutely nothing there ???
Then I suddenly remembered, using the same somewhat overused technique mentioned previously, that right clicking on an icon in my applications folder would open up the "show package contents" and all was revealed. That's a good enough place to start the process, I'll see how I get on from there.

I'll post again if I still have issues.....
thanks again
Limey
There are different types of scripts: polygon-, spline-, tool-, tag-scripts etc and they belong to the corresponding folders at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc

Cheers
Frank
 
#6
:sneaky: Note for newbies:
* If you use scripts extensively (or write stacks of little .js tools yourself), you may find it useful to create a hierarchy of subfolders. This makes it much easier to locate the fitting function.
* Updates of the C3D version do not affect the customised structure of scripts (idem for materials).

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View attachment 33641

* Out of curiosity: I (ESL speaker) thought Limey was a somewhat derogatory label? So much for the benefits of ascorbic acid :eek:
 
#7
Thanks for the great suggestions Helmut, it will help to keep things tidy and manageable.

Yes "Limey" used to be a derogatory term for sailors in the British Royal Navy around 1850s. It was the practice of the Navy to add lemon juice to the watered down rum daily called "grog". The vitamin C, as you know, prevented scurvy and enabled the crew to stay fit and healthy. Maybe the derogatory part evolved because the Navy kept the secret to themselves for many years and watched with humor while their fellow international mariners floated past them on the high seas all sick and listless ?????
In any event they later chose to do away with the lemons and add limes, obtained more easily from the British colonies instead, not realizing that they had less vitamin C to prevent the disease...serves them right I guess, they ended up right where they started from. The usage continued and is a term that nowadays includes any British person. Derogatory or not I am not emotionally fragile enough to care either way and I think it has a certain healthy ring to it. Besides, my friends call that.

I too am an ESL speaker, my first language is English and my second language is American English :)
 

frank beckmann

Well-known member
#8
Right after I wrote the post I rather lately, and rather typically, remembered to check the link you mention in application support.Alas, there was absolutely nothing there ???
There are 2 application support folders on a Mac. Please check again at HD/users/user/library/application support/Cheetah3d/scripts/etc. ;)

Cheers
Frank
 
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