How To Constrain Animation To A Path In 3Ds Max 2013


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Constraining animation to a path

A constraint is a special type of controller in which one object drives another. A common application of constraints is a constraint to a path. We can attach an object to a spline curve, and it will travel down the path, moving and rotating according to the shape of the path. One thing that we could do with that is to create a turntable animation in which a camera is spinning around an object so we can show off our model. For a constraint I'll need a constraint object and an object to which it will be constrained.

So the constraint object in this case would be a Target camera. I'll go to the Create panel, Cameras > Target. Click to define the camera position, hold the mouse and drag out and release to define the target position, right -click to complete that camera. Next, I need an object to constrain it to, and that will simply be a circle. Go back to the Create panel and Shapes > Circle. I'll drag that out at the origin, and now I've got a circle.

I'll right-cl...

Constraining animation to a path
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Constraining animation to a path 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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