Debugging Scripts

Windows Scripting Host

Softimage does not currently offer an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for VBScript or JScript. However, you can write your code in the Softimage Script Editor and use the Microsoft Script Debugger to debug it interactively.


You can also use the Visual Studio .Net Debugger instead of the free version. The first time you invoke the debugger, you will be prompted to pick which debugger to use. For information on how to use it, see the Visual Studio .Net help.

Python ActiveX

Python uses its own debugger which can be called by setting a breakpoint in the editing pane (ToolsSet Breakpoint from the contextual menu). This is an extremely useful tool when experimenting with Softimage because it allows you to debug your code in an interactive shell that also interacts directly with Softimage.