MotionBuilder Developer Center

Autodesk MotionBuilder Open Reality software development kit (C++ SDK) and the Python® scripting language allow you to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks, as well as extend and create features within the Autodesk MotionBuilder environment. Read more...

  • Find Python, and C++ sample code at the ADN-DevTech Github organization.

  • Get news, expert tips and insider resources directly from Autodesk software engineers.

    • Around-the-Corner - Maya Platform – Cyrille Fauvel, Zhong Wu, and Cheng Xi Li
    • The AREA bloggers often have interesting insight into Maya platform and programming topics
  • Take part in active API discussion forums moderated by Autodesk software engineer.

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  • Easily extend the power of Maya and MotionBuilder using apps created for the end user community.

  • Get easy access to Forge APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more for Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications.

Learning and Documentation

  • MotionBuilder SDK Training Webcast

    A complete SDK training on developing plug-ins for MotionBuilder based on Python (but applies to C++ as well):

  • DevTV: Intro to MotionBuilder OpenReality SDK Programming

    A self-paced video tutorial demonstrating how to get started with MotionBuilder programming in C++.

  • Documentation and SDK Samples

Tools

The MotionBuilder SDK is included in every release.

Autodesk Developer Network

ADN OPEN

For more information on Autodesk desktop product customization and APIs please visit Autodesk Developer Network Open. 

ADN MEMBERSHIP

If you need more professional customization support, consider joining the Autodesk Developer Network. that includes direct support, and development product licenses.

Resources

ACCESS AUTODESK SOFTWARE FOR FREE

Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-days trial version today. You can obtain Autodesk desktop software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN.

AUTODESK CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES

All the information and resources needed to use Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications can be found on the Autodesk Forge Developer Portal. Get easy access to Forge APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more.

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