Using layers to select characters


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Using layers to select characters

Another way to select and manage your character is to use layers. Now, this depends on how you rig the character, and set him up, but layers can be useful in selecting parts of a character. Now, in 3ds Max, we have a Layers palette here, and I can just open up that window, and you can see that we have a number of different layers. We have Layers for the geometry of the character, which we have frozen, so that we don't accidentally select them. And then we also have rigs for the upper and lower part of the body.

So, if I wanted to, I could Select the upper part of the rig just by right-clicking over this, and hitting Select, and that would select that part of the rig. Now, if I went here, and did the Lower part, I could select the lower part of the rig as well. Now, another thing you can do is you can actually turn these off by Hiding, or Freezing. So, if wanted to, I could Hide the Upper or Lower part of the character. So if I hid the Upper Geometry, and the Upper Rig, then all I'...

Using layers to select characters
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Using layers to select characters provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Character Animation: 3ds Max

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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