I am working on a short animation in 3Ds Max 9, and trying to learn to do a little facial animation for it. I am using a tutorial I found on 3dtotal.com, "Morph Facial Animation" by Merlyn Lear (http://www.3dtotal.com/team/Tutorials_2/morph_facial/morph_01.asp), that is helpful, but it doesnt explain a few things that are bugging me. I was hoping someone could help me out.
The tutorial says I should have my "control model" and from that make 11 reference clones, as well as a "render model". I dont understand what the "render model" is for. It says to put the morpher
modifier on the "render model", but I dont see the point if it isnt attached to the body that I will be animating. Am I missing something?
Basically I'm looking for help learning how to make/use morph targets as I'm having trouble finding tutorials and/or books to help me..