How do I create a multi-dimensional array?

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A MAXScript Array is a one-dimensional list of elements. An element of an array is addressed by its index in brackets,

For Example

myArray = #(10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100)

myArray[5] --> will return 50, the fifth element of the array.

Since an array can be an element inside of another array, you can create multi-dimensional arrays as you desire by placing multiple arrays inside an array. Using an index in brackets, you can reference the sub-array, using another pair of brackets and an index you can access an element inside the sub-array,

For Example

-- create an array with two elements, each one an array with 10 elements.

myMultiDimArray=#(#(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10),#(10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100))

-- add a third element to the array containing 10 more elements

append myMultiDimArray #(100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900,1000)

myMultiDimArray[2][5] --> returns 50 - the 5th element of the 2nd sub-array

See also

Array Values

What is the differences between Arrays and BitArrays?

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