Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Sync up gears to the crankshaft, part of Rigging Mechanical Objects in Maya.
- Now we have our engine working the way that we want…and all the parts are moving appropriately.…So, now let's go ahead and start rigging the rest…of the system.…So, the engine is going to drive gears,…which in turn, will drive a pulley.…So, if I look in my layer editor, you'll see that…I have a layer here for the engine.…I'm going to go ahead and turn that off.…I have a layer for the support system.…I'm going to template that so we can see it in context.…And then we also have another layer that I've created…for the gears, and another one for the pulley.…
So, we're going to focus mostly on the gears at first…so let's go ahead and turn off the pulley…and go from here.…So, what we have here is we have a crankshaft…that is directly connected to this gear,…it's called gear 32 and that's because it has 32 teeth.…So, if I want to, I can connect this directly to this gear.…Now, your first inclination is to use a hierarchy.…But, if we do that then it creates results that we may…not be able to use later.…So, let's go ahead and set up a hierarchy…
- Setting up a scene in Maya
- Setting up joints to control pistons
- Creating a push rod
- Simulating springs
- Syncing gears to the crankshaft
- Creating a belt drive with wire deformers
- Rigging the conveyor belt
- Preventing flipping in motion paths
- Finalizing the scene
Skill Level Intermediate
Rigging a Cartoon Character in Mayawith George Maestri2h 34m Intermediate
1. Rigging Pistons
2. Cams and Rocker Arms
3. Gears and Pulleys
4. Rigging a Conveyor Belt
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