Skipping Loop Iterations

MAXScript provides a continue construct that allows you to jump to the end of a for, do, or while loop body <expr> and resume with the next loop iteration.

Its syntax is:




for i=1 to 8 do (if i == 5 do continue; print i) -- prints 1..4, 6..8

while not eof f do -- read until reach end of file


local line=readline f -- read in a line

if line[1] == "-" do continue -- if comment, skip to next line

line1=parser1 line -- call function parser1

processobjs line1 -- call function processobjs


If a continue is executed in a for ... collect loop, the expression result for that loop iteration is not collected in the array of body values.


for i=1 to 8 collect (if i == 5 do continue; i) -- returns #(1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)

See also

For Loop

Loop Exit