Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling orientation, part of Animating in 3ds Max: Constraints, Controllers, and Wire Parameters.
- [Instructor] One of the more typical scenarios…that we will run into whilst animating…not just in 3ds Max but in any package…is the situation in which we want to use…a single control object to help animate…some aspect of a whole bunch of other objects…as in the slats that we see in our venetian blind here.…Now, if you know a little bit…about 3ds MAx's animation tools already,…then you may be wondering whether or not we could use…the Y parameter tools that we will look at in a little while…to accomplish this.…Well if I go ahead and select all of the slats…in the Scene Explorer…and then right click to call up the Quad menus,…we can see that the Wire Parameters option…is actually grayed out…which of course is 3ds MAx's way of telling us…that this tool can't really be used…in this particular situation.…
In order to get the desired result here,…we would have to wire each slat individually…to the control object that we want to use…which would obviously be a laborious…and time-consuming job.…A better option then would be to use…
- Reviewing the importance of pivot points in animation
- Accessing and working with controllers in the UI
- Creating reaction animations
- LookAT controllers
- Wire parameters
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