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carlsden
03-26-2008, 01:34 AM
Hi guys,

I've modeled a caterpillar in xsi but rigging it has been a nightmare!
is there anyone who could suggest the best way to rig it?

i want the caterpillar to move in a realistic way so i want each section of the caterpillars body to follow after the one in front....

its proved very tough so far.

any help is appreciated..

thanks

mrxzof
03-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Hi, you may introduce programmation in your caterpillar rig. Each movements of the legs would be driven in a loop, with a little lag. But you may have some programmation skills.

Take a look at the Digital Tutor's trainning dvd (http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/product.php?productid=3457&cat=32&page=1). It's talk about multiped rig and automated animtion ! I know you have to pay for it, but Digital Tutors's stuffs worth a buy.

finalgathering
03-27-2008, 04:50 PM
This tutorial uses many of the same tools needed to make it work.
http://www.3dmastermind.com/
go to the 'free demos' section
view the "tank treads" tutorial.

I would start by studying live video to fully understand the caterpillars movements.

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