Animating constrained objects


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Animating constrained objects

The constraints in 3ds Max have quite a lot of flexibility. In some other programs like Maya, when you sign a constraint to a Transform Channel, that's it. You can't animate the object in the traditional way. But actually in 3ds Max you can, because there's a system of layering to the controllers and constraints. And that kind of happens for you by default, it's very convenient. Right now, I don't have any animation on the cylinder proper, I just got some Link constraints, and I'm just going to animate that cylinder dropping.

I will go ahead and position that at about 5 seconds in, select that cylinder, and I want to keyframe it. You notice these keyframes here now? Those are the Link keyframes that correspond to the Motion panel targets here. I want to keyframe the Position and Rotation for the cylinder at this point in time at 5 seconds in. I will go over to my Key Filters and turn on Position and Rotation. I will enable Set Key, click the Skeleton Key and now I...

Animating constrained objects
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Animating constrained objects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2013 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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