Using the Motion panel


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Using the Motion panel

All right, so I have got some animation in here, and I've constrained the cylinder to the room on Frame 1, and you'll see actually if the cylinder is selected I've actually got a keyframe there. That's an indication that there is some data in that frame. And what that is actually is a target for the Link constraint, and I can see that in the Motion panel. Here we are in the Motion panel and I've got the Link Parameters rollout visible. So what I want to do here now is go forward to the point in time where I want the robot arm to actually pick up the cylinder.

So let me get in a little bit closer on that. So sometime after those claws close, but before it starts moving up, I want to transfer the link to the wrist, instead of the floor or the room. So here I am. I am on 2 minutes 22 frames. In the Motion panel I am going to click Add Link and then I want to click on the robot's wrist and transfer the linkage to that object and that's happening on frame 82 as we can...

Using the Motion panel
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Using the Motion panel provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

Subject:
3D + Animation
Software:
3ds Max
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