Join Adam Crespi for an in-depth discussion in this video Limiting rotation of the steering and body, part of Vehicle Rigging in Maya.
In the car rig, once the controls are set for the steering, rocking and leaning, we…need to get some limits on. We've limited other things, like the up…and down motion of the wheel and the squash of the tires.…I'm going to limit the steering in the same way, so that I can't over-steer the…wheels and I can't over-rock the body. We always want to get that control in…first and test it. Seeing the full motion, even if it means…seeing the geometry passes through itself, before we put a limit on, so, we can…verify it's working. I'll pick my steering control.…
Because of the way I've distilled the control in the car down, if I limit this…one controller, the rotation of it's, children, or the things that are driven in…the expression are automatically limited, so I only have to limit one piece.…I'll test it out. When I rotate on the y axis, it looks like…I can get through about 30 degrees of motion give or take before that wheel…starts to clip. Maybe a little bit less, right around 25…will probably do. So I'm going to limit the Y rotation on…
Note: Some experience with polygonal modeling in Maya and beginning knowledge of rigging and constraints will help you get the most from this course.
- Opening and accessing the model
- Scaling a model uniformly
- Creating and cloning controllers
- Parenting the tires and hubs
- Controlling the suspension
- Stitching the rig together
- Writing expressions for the wheels, steering, and body
- Adding brake lights and turn signal controls
- Creating chrome, rubber, and glass shaders
- Applying interior finishes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Sizing and Zeroing the Model
2. Creating the Controllers
Adding steering locators3m 59s
3. Assembling the Wheels
4. Stitching the Rig Together
Parenting the body2m 19s
5. Additional Functionality and Control
6. Finishing Touches
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