Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Animation tools and controls, part of Getting Started with 3ds Max.
In this lesson we'll take a look at 3ds Max Animation tools and controls. …Animation in 3D is the process of recording changes, in parameters or …movements of an object over time. Keyframes are functions in 3ds Max, that …hold those changes. You as the animator make the decisions of …where an when to place those keyframes and 3ds Max creates the frames, in …between those keyframes. Many of the Animation Controls, are at …the bottom, of the 3ds Max interface.I Starting here, at the time slider You use …this animation control to move to any point in time.…
And it allows you to play your animations by clicking and dragging on this bar and …dragging or scrubbing through the timeline. …Below that is the Track bar, the track bar is a visual timeline, it shows frames. …The track bar also allows you to edit your animations. …If you have an object that has animation on it, when you select it, you will see …the keyframes that are associated with the animation.…
These keyframes are green, which represents a rotational keyframe. …
- The interface and navigation
- Creating and manipulating objects
- Working with modifiers
- Vertex, edge, and border modeling
- Working in Element mode
- Editable polys and NURMS
- Creating 3D shapes from 2D shapes
- Vertex sub-object editing for splines
- Lathing and lofting splines
Skill Level Beginner
3ds Max 2013 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross7h 9m Beginner
Creating Urban Game Environments in 3ds Maxwith Adam Crespi5h 54m Intermediate
Creating Simulations in MassFX and 3ds Maxwith Brian Bradley3h 53m Intermediate
1. Exploring 3ds Max
2. The Interface and Navigation
3. Creating and Manipulating Objects
4. Working with Modifiers
Using an FFD modifier8m 47s
5. Poly Modeling
6. Spline Modeling
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