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XPresso Tutorial

By Frank Willeke and Sebastian Rath

The XPresso tutorials will introduce you to a world of logic and automation …

Expressions let you easily define dependencies between object properties - or put differently: a scene can be automated using rules. For example, if object A executes action B then object C will execute action D. MAXON developed XPresso so you don’t have to manually type such codes. XPresso offers a simple interface with which Expressions can be created without having to manually type commands or scripts.

The following chapter offers an easy-to-understand introduction to XPresso. We will first take a general look at the XPresso system and then work through a few basic example setups. This will give you an idea of how XPresso works. Once you have mastered these basic exercises - which is important when learning XPresso - you will be motivated to delve deeper into this system of Expressions.