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aSkeptic
10-21-2012, 04:55 PM
I'm looking to do some programming in Python for Lightwave and I am new to Python. I would like a recommendation on which IDE to use. At a minimum it should do code completion and auto import statement writing. Debugging would be nice..

I have kind of a big pet project idea for Lightwave Python. If I can find a good IDE anyway...

I want to create a script that will completely automate (with a couple of exceptions in the process) the creation of stand alone Actionscript files for use with the Away3d engine. It will translate lights camera action and other incremental improvements into files that can be easily compiled for Away 3d.. Kind of like SWiSH powered by Cold Fusion. The script will not produce any binary files.. just Actionscript parse able by machine and by humans. It is far easier to animate in Lightwave than it would ever be writing Actionscript files by hand.. For the kind of projects I want to make it would probably save time by making a universal script than to try to hand code tweens and keys.

Without a decent IDE this would be impossible to do in a tolerable amount of time.

egearbox
10-23-2012, 07:42 PM
I'm new to Python myself, but I use Jetbrains' IntelliJ editor for Java, and it turns out they have a Python IDE as well: http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/features/index.html

walfridson
10-24-2012, 02:18 PM
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?129196-Ide

dulo
10-24-2012, 02:35 PM
I'm new to Python myself, but I use Jetbrains' IntelliJ editor for Java, and it turns out they have a Python IDE as well: http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/features/index.html
pycharm is the best !!!
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