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  10 October 2006
oops... I did a double post

Last edited by lostcat : 11 November 2006 at 11:38 PM.
  10 October 2006
animation transfer

Hi jason/or anyone who can help,

I am looking for a solution with which i can switch bet. low>High res rigs without losing any info. Using you rigUI script(fast anim rigs) I am able to transfer animation data as you are using the same animCurves to connect, but my question is ,how to handle constrained animations? Like for eg: if an animator has constrain the low:COG to a locator in the scene , when he switches to high res the constraint is not gonna work.And if i bake animation n then trafer it, i get too many keys and also he losing the capacity to animate the cog with the locator.

So,I personally prefer replacing reference, as it takes animation data as well as constarints and other connections as well .Why have you tranfered link between animNode instead of replacing reference? I am sure its for a good purpose, and I would love to kno y to understand its uses betr. Thanks for your time :-)
  03 March 2007
I have a snake to rig !
is there any tutorial or idea about rigging the snake?
waiting for your help!
  03 March 2007
You posted on a wrong thread...

But, you can rig that snake using the spline ik.
  09 September 2007
Post how to link Vertex with dummy

hi guys i need u r help for some rigging work .i want link spline vertex with dummy or other object in 3ds max , if somebody know how to do this .pls tell me.
  09 September 2007
Originally Posted by MystikGotan: Hi guys,

Now for my question... I've got to get him rigged and textured, I've already practised on animation and I think I'll cope with that... But tips for rigging? I don't have that much time to delve into the art of rigging (not to mention texturing). Any tips? Is it hard to find one who would like to rig Gollum for me, or will I have a fair chance of doing it myself?

Getting just a basic feel of Gollum in our first part of LotM is essential, for now we don't have the need or urge to create a great or outstanding result. So would it be reasonable if I would say that if I would got through the Max UR and do some tutorials in the Tutorials index from Max, then I would get a pretty adequete Gollum?


Ok Check this out,

If you are indeed doing this in max then you're in better shape than if you were doing this in maya. The tutorial section that comes with Max is comprehensive, easy to understand, and liberaly hyper-linked for anything you aren't up to speed on. It is so good that I have yet to find a book on the market for Max that I needed to buy. There are tutorials for beginning rigging all the way to advanced production rigs. It builds it in parts so getting through it will give you the framework for piecing together other non-specific rigs for multiple uses and a good portion was written in part or in whole by fellow master rigger and poster Paule Neale. The characters covered are cartoon based and if you want a more comprehensive Max rigging experience you can purchase Paul's rigging tutorial DVDs from CG Academy. From layered rigs to muscle systems it provides step by step instructions for taking rigging to the next level. Great asset for anyone in a character pipeline.

The best advice is not to get frustrated. There is a reason they call it a black art and I read through the same tutorials about twenty times with twenty failed rigs before I understood everything but it pays off.

Good Luck with your film,

Last edited by adamghering : 09 September 2007 at 09:00 AM.
  02 February 2008
spline vert


you can use spline select then select the vert you want then use linked x form to bind it to another helper or object
  04 April 2009
Hi Guys , i have a Question , (I am Maya user)
I want to reuse my rig , after i re-position my bone to the correct place , and the controller may be change the value (i.e , tranlate X from 0 to 7 on my controller )

So i was wonder if there is a way , can let it inherit the offset , than the controller still be value at 0 .

Seems a little hard to explain what i want to say ,Hope someone can understand what i`m saying
  10 October 2009
most of the time you should use an offset group, some people call it hook, where you have group on top of controller, this way you can move your offset group and preserve zeroed out controller.
  03 March 2010
2 characters for 1 animation/rigging.. How to?

I am quite noob in animation but i've to do a short movie in my work with 3dsMax2010.
The problem is that i have 2 characters, quite similar in the modeling but differents, and i have 2 short movies to do with each of them. Animations, rigging, and all will be the same between the 2 movies, only the character will change.

I have to estimate the length of work i will have, and I wonder if I shall to do again all anims 2 times or if I can only do again the skinning. In the same way, which would be the best method between biped (character studio> can save .bip) and bones/personal rigging (don't know how to re-use my anim work), morph or splines (bones) skinning for facial anim?

I am a bit lost thanks for help me!

Last edited by CinqMars : 03 March 2010 at 12:30 AM.
  09 September 2011
I just wrote about a similar topic here:
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