Join Joel Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Locating CAT features in the 3ds Max user interface, part of Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max.
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Now that we understand the basics of what CAT is, let's spend a few minutes becoming…familiar with where its tools can be found within the 3ds Max UI.…This will hopefully help us to access them with ease as we work our way through this course.…Let's start with the Creation tab of the 3ds Max Command panel.…This of course is over on the right-hand side of the interface.…Let's just make sure that we are inside the Create tab by clicking on it, and then we…want to drop down and come across and select our Helpers icon.…
If we just click to drop down or expand our list inside the Helpers section, you can see…we have a CAT Objects option.…If we click to select this, it will reveal all of CAT's object creation tools.…As we need to demonstrate how to access CAT controls in the UI, we want to select the CATParent option.…And then to quickly create a CATParent object, we'll just left-mouse click in our viewport and drag.…With the Helper in the scene, let's make sure we have it selected and then just come across…
- What is CAT?
- Using and editing preset rigs
- Repositioning bone pivots
- Using CAT control gizmos
- Working with spines
- Adding limbs to a character
- Working with adjustment and motion layers
- Animating with the foot pivot system
- Building a start-to-finish rig with CAT