CGTalk > Software > Autodesk 3ds max
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
day dreamer
em3's Avatar
Dave Tyner
3D Artist
Polyform Media
Denver, United%2BStates
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 984
Send a message via Yahoo to em3
Rigging a crane - looking for solution

Hiya! I am running into a bit of an issue with my crane rig. Here is the rig.

I am trying to get the Dolly control to follow the slight angle of the jig (horizontal part)

What I have tried:
A) I have tried to parent the Dolly Control (DC) to the Dolly Parent. This works OK even though I have to align the Parents orientation to the DC to make it work. The DC moves on the parents local XZ axis as expected. When I uncheck Inherit Z in the Heirarchy/Link panel, the DC *only moves on the world X which leaves it slightly lower than the jig by the end of the animation. It seems that by unlinking the Z, the child can't follow its own local X.

B) Path constrain DC to spline and wire to X of Parent: This method works but I have to specify X_Position*.000389 in the wiring params. Seems hacky.

What is the best way to get the Dolly to move along it's local X and Y without following it's parents Z?
Old 11-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
CGTalk Moderation
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.