Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating walk cycles with CATMotion, part of 3ds Max 2011 New Features.
The CAT Character Animation Tools offer a way to get a character up and…walking in a way that's both quick and easy.…Called CAT Motion, it's a loopable procedural walk cycle that's just a couple of…clicks in the making.…The best part is that walking motion can be customized on the fly to give a…character a little personality and attitude as he scoots along.…I am going to be using a file named CATMotion Rig to show you how things are set up.…Now, the scene simply consists of a CAT preset rig that I've chosen from the CAT parent list.…I am using the Clown rig for my example here, but any configuration would work.…
Now, to get this guy up and going, we'll first select our rig then move to the Motion column.…Like with any animated sequence when using CAT, we'll first have to create a…layer then switch over into Animation mode.…The type of layer we choose though is the trick to creating the walk cycle.…We are going to use what is called a CATMotion layer, and it's the last button…down in the Add Layer list.…
- Using Caddies
- Slate Material Editor Overview
- Building a node-based shader
- Understanding the CAT (Character Animation Tools) plug-in
- Building and animating CATRigs
- Using the Viewport Canvas
- Rendering with the Quicksilver Hardware renderer
- Using the SketchUp importer
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Modeling Improvements
Using Caddies6m 29s
2. Texture and Material Enhancements
3. The CAT Character Animation System
4. Scene Management Enhancements
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