Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Biped's new Knuckle feature, part of 3ds Max 2010 New Features.
Max has added a few new features to the Biped tool-set that you will appreciate…when animating your next character. First, is the new Knuckle option that…allows for the addition of more subtle hand animation when needed.…The Standard Biped Hand link which up until now has been the only available…hand configuration gave animators the ability to move things around, but never…really offered the opportunity to create finely detailed movement on a character's hand.…That is all now changed with the new Knuckle and Short Thumb options in 2010.…
With Knuckles activated, you see that the hand automatically converts to a…small base and individual bones for each finger, each finger having four links.…New in 2010 is also the ability to now more freely rotate each bone along all…three axes. The Short Thumb option went on, configures the thumb with one fewer…bone at each finger, making it a little more anatomically correct when working with a human hand.…The Bone Twist option which was previously limited to the biped's forearm has now…
- Using the Application button and QuickAccess toolbar
- Understanding the Viewport changes and shading enhancements
- Understanding and customizing the Modeling Ribbon
- Managing materials with the new Material Explorer
- Exploring improvements to the Mental Ray Render Frame window
- Adding multiple soundtracks using ProSound
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface
Understanding the interface1m 41s
2. Scene Management Tools
3. Viewport Changes and Enhancements
4. Modeling Improvements
6. Other New Stuff
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