- [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…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Skill Level Intermediate
3ds Max 2017: Advanced Lightingwith Aaron F. Ross2h 52m Advanced
3ds Max 2017: Advanced Materialswith Aaron F. Ross2h 34m Intermediate
3ds Max 2018 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross10h 10m Beginner
New This Week
3ds Max: Tips and Tricks
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.