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Old 07-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
daniel dulitzky
3d generalist and concept artist
miami, USA
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3dsmax costume rig and animation layers problem

hi everyone
i really got stuck on this problem and would be very grateful if any one can
point me in the right direction (tutorials or examples would be better )

so the problem is :
i made a costume rig in max
that uses allot of controllers and scrip[ted controllers

when it got to the animator he tried using the max built in animation layer system
and it broke the rig
all the controllers wouldn't work

is there a correct way of setting up the rig control objects so they can work with the max animation layer system ???
Old 07-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Jack Bowyer
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Animation layers can be a little confusing sometimes. I know that an object can have it's own separate controllers only for that layer- if you made a new layer and made a lookat constraint it would take only be active on that layer. I think it works by making something similar to a position list or rotation list.

If you check out the motion tab with a controller selected you should be able to see the layers, and which constraints are applied to each layer. That might make it a bit easier to diagnose the problem.
Old 07-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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first you divide your animation plan, which part you want to put I to different layer. like if you put pelvis and legs in a layer and upper body in layer-2 and hands in layer-3. now put the controllers you need to have in those layers and check the motion panel make test movements then you move into your main animation.

Old 07-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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