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elboogie2008
03-23-2011, 05:04 AM
Hello

My name is Le'Verne Martin I have been using 3dsmax for some time now and I am having serious issues with rigging. I have some models that keep getting bad rotations on limbs and wiring and constraints are giving me a lot of issues. Are there any pointers you guys could give me with rigging and constraints? if anyone could give me a hand i would appreciate it.

by the way does anyone know who wrote the rigging tutorial that came with 3dsmax 5,6,7 it was a good tut and i cannot get my hands on that tut anywhere.

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elboogie2008

GeeDave
03-23-2011, 02:27 PM
Are you able to provide a more detailed example of your problems? "serious issues" and "bad rotations" is pretty vague.

Right off the bat though, try to avoid non-uniform scaling on both your bones and mesh. I always tend to Reset XForms on my mesh before skinning. For wire parameters and constraints I use "Freeze Transforms".

Two videos that may be of some use:

http://garydave.com/2010/08/wire-parameters/
(basic wire parameter setup, using Freeze Transforms to ensure no "oddness" in rotations)

http://garydave.com/2010/08/custom-rig-with-biped/
(A speedy little rig using IK's/Constraints/Splines as controllers)

artmonger78
03-24-2011, 12:14 AM
Thanks for posting the question, and GeeDave, Those videos worked at the speed of my ADHD brain.. looking forward to scourging your site a bit more.

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