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Wil
02-22-2006, 04:33 PM
hi all,

im new in maxscript and maxexpression, so i need some help from you sripters out there.
i want to make a rig/setup like in this example here:

http://www.sukio.de/gallery/GroupieConstraint.htm

http://www.sukio.de/gallery/AutoBug.htm

what scripts or expressions do i need?
please help.

djlane
02-23-2006, 11:01 PM
I have been working on something similar in my spare time a spider and a quadruped , here is an example scene file (spider) and some avis of what I have managed to get working so far. The stuff I`ve been doing works off a path constraint. Its a mix of script controllers storeing data / making descisions and reaction controllers.

Some of the limitations are that if you scrub the time slider too fast/or backwards some of the script controllers will not be able to keep up and the foot will get miss placed, just scrub back to frame ZERO to reset the rig. But its fine with previews and rendering, also the spider rig will do terrain detection.

Basically the user alters the path and the spider rig will take care of the legs placement. if you run the spider script it will create a dialog with some utilities to convert the rigs procedral walking into keyframes and back again.

Its all messey work in progress at this point, take it apart tell me what you think I would love some input on how to improve it or maybe another angle on how to achieve this sort of thing.

Cheers

Dan

djlane
02-23-2006, 11:12 PM
heres a mov of the spider.

www.callnetuk.com/home/djlane/spider_walking.mov (http://www.callnetuk.com/home/djlane/spider_walking.mov)

and the quadruped:

www.callnetuk.com/home/djlane/AutoWalking_Quadruped.zip (http://www.callnetuk.com/home/djlane/AutoWalking_Quadruped.zip)

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