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Discuss All aspects of 3D animation, Animation principles and methods, how to prepare a 3D model for animation, where to find character animation references and how to use particle animation for special effects. Talk about Animating shaders, lights and cameras.
3ds Max: Recreating a brush
Hey There! Anyone knows much about max's native hair/fur rendering? ( aka shave n' a haircut ) Was tryin to recreate a brush ( like a fat paintbrush with stiff bristles ) brushing on rubber cement ...
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last post on June 01, 2006 - by Max3D
3ds Max: Transfer animation
Hey there! Anyone knows how i can duplicate frames of animation from a high poly character to its lower poly ...
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last post on June 01, 2006 - by sperll
3ds Max: What is a dependency loop?
What is a dependency ...
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last post on June 01, 2006 - by Frank Tinoco
3dsmax : cracks between the bricks
I'm making a house of lego bricks, and the cracks between the bricks are not visible. I tried to make it piece by piece.. but still the cracks are not visible.. any ...
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last post on May 31, 2006 - by kinoman
3ds max: Reactor/physics question
I've got a reactor/physics question, i'm setting up a rope with a ball attached , and the other end of the rope is attached to a overhanging bar, I'm using the rope modifier i can constrain one end ...
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last post on May 31, 2006 - by Frank Tinoco
3ds max: Animating smoke
Hi. Is anyone here decent with particle effects? I'm trying to make slow smoke-like motion effect consisting of tiny lights.. Any idea how to do this? Or a better description might be a slow ...
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last post on May 31, 2006 - by sperll
3ds Max: Lip syncing without plugins?
How do you go about lipsyncing without ...
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last post on May 30, 2006 - by sperll
3dsmax : going through a tube
What would be a good way to simulate something going through a tube where the object is bigger then the tube, so the tube extends a ...
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last post on May 27, 2006 - by Andyba
MAYA : making an object dissapear
how do i make an object dissapear after a certain frame do I just translate it off the area in a next frame? or is there a cleaner way of doing it know what I mean? ...
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last post on May 27, 2006 - by Andyba
3dsmax : Smooth camera motion
I can never get a god damned smooth camera motion with splines always twitching at the vertices. Any ideas ...
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last post on May 27, 2006 - by Andyba
3dsmax : attaching an object to the hand
scenario: I have a walking guy, animated. now I have an object - editable mesh, that I want him to have in one of his hands how do I do this? I don't want to make the object part of the same mesh ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Gloski
3dsmax : looping in mixer
Anyone know how you would make the Mixer (with the biped) loop your .bip files and not start over from zero ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Vertox
3dsmax : Cloth?
Patchgrids the way to go for cloth ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by dfk
3dsmax : particles on each vertex?
How can i make particles in all vertex to any object? with object position it put particles randomly with particle flow how can i make each vertex has 1 ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Vagon
3ds max: visibility and particle flow
I added a visibility key to an event of particle flow, why isn't it in the ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Theamxyz
3dsmax : Cleaning the translation channel
Is there a way to free translation channel so its zero. I'm trying to export from 3dsmax(3ds format) to maya. When I import everything is set to ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Ted Town
3ds Max : Hair collision
How if only i could figure out this dynamics issue with hair/fur plugin, its collision detection on the collision object is detecting the collision a good distance away from the actual contact ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by sperll
MAYA: Linking parameters over time
If i want to script pSphere1 so it at frame 21 has the translation values of pCube1 at frame 2... how could that look? i want to automate the animation of several objects and all should be ...
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last post on May 25, 2006 - by Ted Town
MAYA : setting weights in the attribute spreadsheet
okay why can't I set weights in the attribute spreadsheet this is pissing me off to no ...
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last post on May 23, 2006 - by Vertox
XSI 5: Spline IK?
Please help, I need to animate a ponytale... And I can't find anything similar to 3ds MAX splineIK in ...
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last post on May 11, 2006 - by Fiery
XSI 5: Object collision
How do I make dynamic simulations with hard objects collide with each other? Thank ...
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last post on May 01, 2006 - by Fiery
XSI 5 - Character animation: add new bones to envelope.
OK, so I have rigged and skinned my character. Already adjusted all the envelope weights and such. Spent 2 days only to understand that I need one more bone to drive the envelope. So how can I add a ...
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last post on April 26, 2006 - by Andyba
XSI 5: How do I reverse the animation for my entire scene?
How do I reverse the animation for my entire scene in XSI? Thank ...
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last post on April 26, 2006 - by Fiery
XSI 5: How to copy a key for multiple curves at once?
Hey there! I'm trying to copy the same position of my arm from one frame to another. But when I select more then one curve in the Fcurve editor the copy/paste option disappears! Why does it ...
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last post on April 26, 2006 - by Fiery
Motion Builder animation resources
This topic is strictly for Motion Builder animation resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on animating in Motion Builder are welcome ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
Maya animation resources
This topic is strictly for Maya animation resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on animating in Maya are welcome ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
Cinema 4D animation resources
This topic is strictly for Cinema 4D animation resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on animating in Cinema 4D are welcome ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
3ds Max animation resources
This topic is strictly for 3ds Max animation resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on animating in 3ds Max are welcome ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
Softimage XSI animation resources
This topic is strictly for Softimage XSI animation resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on animating in xsi are welcome ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
General Principles - How to simulate muscles under skin?
How to simulate muscles under skin? Is it possible to do it in standard software like Max and Maya? Or do I need a special muscle system plugin to do this? Thank ...
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last post on February 15, 2006 - by Andyba
Facial morph targets
Are there any general rules one should follow when creating morph targets for facial animation? Thank ...
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last post on October 02, 2005 - by Andyba