Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating with CAT, part of 3ds Max 2011 New Features.
In this video, we're going to take a look at how you go about animating a CAT rig.…I'm going to be using a file named CAT Rig for Animating for the demonstration.…The first thing we probably have to talk about is the fact that there is…basically two modes to work in when using CAT. One is referred to as Setup mode,…and that's the way we've been working when we both created and adjusted all the…rigs in our previous videos.…Now, if you're familiar with using the Biped in Character Studio, CAT's Setup…Mode works pretty much the same as Biped's Figure mode.…It's the mode you want to be in when adjusting your character rig in…preparation for animating it.…
Putting your rig in its original pose position, if that makes sense.…Now, there is no keyframing controls in Setup mode. Only the ability to tweak…and prep your rig, getting it basically ready to be keyframed.…That's an important concept that you need to be clear on.…Now, these different modes I'm referring to are all controlled over in the Motion column.…
- Using Caddies
- Slate Material Editor Overview
- Building a node-based shader
- Understanding the CAT (Character Animation Tools) plug-in
- Building and animating CATRigs
- Using the Viewport Canvas
- Rendering with the Quicksilver Hardware renderer
- Using the SketchUp importer
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Modeling Improvements
Using Caddies6m 29s
2. Texture and Material Enhancements
3. The CAT Character Animation System
4. Scene Management Enhancements
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