Exploring the Absolute layer


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Exploring the Absolute layer

Animation layers are the containers for all animation keyframes we may place on our rigs. They are very powerful versatile set of controls that allow us to store, layer up, and even blend multiple animations together. The simple truth is that without an animation layer applied in CAT, we have no way of creating animation. Let's take a look at the first Animation layer type that we will consider, which is the Absolute layer. Selecting our rig and going over to the Motion panel, let's come down to the Layer Manager rollout.

And you can see we already have an animation layer applied. As we are already in Animation mode--denoted by the Green Toggle button--we can come and scrub the Time slider and see that we already have some motion applied to our rig. Animation layers are created by coming to the Add Layer button, clicking and holding down the left-mouse button, and selecting the layer that we want to work with. While we're here, let's apply an Absolute layer.

As you can see, now if w...

Exploring the Absolute layer
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Exploring the Absolute layer provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Joel Bradley as part of the Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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