Animating modifier parameters


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Animating modifier parameters

Up to this point, we have only animated Transforms, in other words, position and rotation. But in fact, in 3ds Max, almost anything can be animated, including Modifier Parameters. So if I wanted to, for example, make this object kind of squash and stretch a little bit, kind of cartoony, I can add a Stretch Modifier and animate its parameters. So I will go ahead and select it, and in my Modifier list I will add a Stretch Modifier. And I will play around with the Stretch Parameter here.

I want to change it to a different Stretch Axis. I have got X, Y, and Z. Let's see what these do. So that's not what I want. I think I want the X axis. There we go. That's what I am trying to achieve. Very cool! So what I am going to do is I am going to Set a key for the Stretch Parameter at, let's say, a little bit before it starts tumbling, so kind of like, it will come in and kind of squish a little bit. Somewhere around the point where it stops, I will set the first keyframe for the stretch.

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Animating modifier parameters
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Animating modifier parameters provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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