Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Spinning targets using the Twist constraint, part of MassFX and 3ds Max: Creating Simulations (2013).
Another extremely useful preset in our MassFX Constraint options is the twist constraint.…This can be particularly handy if we need to set up objects that spin or twist…around a particular axis.…As an example, we might think of the blades on a garden windmill ornament, or as…we will create here, a spinning target.…We are no doubt by now becoming fairly familiar with the MassFX constraints…workflow, so we can just jump straight into setting this up.…As you can see, we have two small knob objects that represent the central…spindle around which our target panel will spin.…
Now, we could constrain the panel to just one of these pieces of geometry and…that would, in most situations, work just fine.…In this case though, we are going to assume that we need to use both, which will…give us the opportunity to walk through the process for setting that up.…The first thing we want to do is attach our two pieces of spindle geometry together.…So, let's select one of them, right-click on it, and choose the Attach…
- Setting up your 3ds Max project
- Understanding volume, mass, and density
- Learning the difference between concave and convex meshes
- Discovering Ground Collision and Gravity
- Baking out a simulation for rendering
- Adding an animation override
- Adding Rigid constraints and creating breakability
- Creating springy targets with the Hinge constraint
- Spinning targets with Twist
- Working with mCloth
- Putting a rip in mCloth
- Adding forces to a simulation
- Using fracture geometry in mParticles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Dynamics Simulation 101: Understanding the Basics
2. The MassFX Approach
3. Working with Rigid Bodies
4. Making Use of Constraints
5. Working with mCloth
6. Using Forces with MassFX
Using forces with mCloth3m 47s
7. A Brief Introduction to mParticles
What's next?1m 5s
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