Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating sub-objects with Linked Xform, part of 3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
- [Narrator] In the next few episodes of this weekly…series we will see how to create this cool effect…which is a spark gap transformer, commonly known…as a Jacob's ladder.…Along the way, we will learn several techniques in 3ds Max.…This week we will learn to use the linked X form modifier…as an animation tool.…Last week we used linked X form as a non destructive…modeling tool.…Now we'll link sub objects to animated helpers…to achieve complex deformations.…In the spark gap example we'll create a spark object.…
It'll be a chaotic, noisy spline with end vertices…linked to these point helpers.…Later we'll animate the helpers with path constraints.…The helpers are currently positioned over their…respective paths.…These two electrode objects on the left and right…are actually editable splines.…With linked X form we can be sure that the end points…of the spark always touch the electrodes.…Let's create the spark object.…We want to snap to the pivot points of these point helpers.…
Go up to the main tool bar and right click…
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