User Guide (Version 1.12)

Getting Started with Script Canvas

Script Canvas is in preview release and is subject to change.

Script Canvas is a visual scripting environment for Amazon Lumberyard that you can use to create game logic and behaviors. Integrated with Lumberyard's component entity system and built on AzCore, Script Canvas is designed to use the serialization, reflection, modularization, and EBus messaging systems. Script Canvas offers an approachable and easy-to-read environment to author behaviors using the same framework as Lua and C++. With its visual scripting options, you can use Script Canvas to create game logic without needing to know how to code.

For an example level with Script Canvas, see Script Canvas Basic Sample.

For information on programmatically working with nodes, see Script Canvas Programmer's Guide in the Amazon Lumberyard Developer Guide.