Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Customize and cycle Path Constraint animation, part of 3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
- [Instructor] In the previous movie in this weekly series,…we rigged a spark gap transformer,…or Jacob's ladder, using linked X form.…This week, we will animate the movement…of the helper object along a spline curve…using a path constraint.…We will customize the velocity of the movement.…Also, customize the extents of the movement…along the path and cause it to cycle.…Next week, we will expand on this…varying the cycles using wave form controllers.…
Select spark helper 001 and go to the motion panel.…And, open up assign controller.…And, we're going to assign a path constraint directly…to the position controller here…rather than doing it through the menus.…And, I prefer to do it this way…because I avoid an unnecessary list controller.…So, I can just streamline the controller structure…a little bit by doing it this way.…
Select the position controller…and then, click the assign controller button.…In the assign position controller dialogue,…we want to choose path constraint and click OK.…Doing it this way does not automatically assign the path…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
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