Join Adam Crespi for an in-depth discussion in this video Parenting and constraining the suspension, part of Vehicle Rigging in Maya.
Once the squash deformers are constrained down, so that we've got control outside of…the tire, and we can see them squash. We can start to get the wheels all…parented together onto the car. We want to put in some additional controls…here for the suspension. You notice, I still have that warning down…at the bottom. And it's just looking for a camera that's…not there, so I'm not letting it bother me when I open the scene.…It's just saying, for some reason there's a camera that we can't find.…This should probably go away when I take this car into another scene.…My plan, eventually, is to take this rigged car and import it into my scene of,…let's say, a road. And I should see that error go away.…
When we see things like that, we shouldn't let it bother us.…We should read it, understand it, and be able to move on.…If it's an error in red, we need to pay attention because it may be missing…something like a texture, for example. But in this case, it's simply saying we…can't find the camera that may have come with the file let's use another one, not a…
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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