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28-10-2004, 01:55 AM
hi, im workin with 3d studio max 7 and CS and workin on a small project and need to know if there is a way i can get my biped to grab a bar (metal bar) without having to animate each finger individually
thanks for reading
23-11-2004, 12:33 PM
well... im not sure if this is what you're looking for.. but... basically you can wire one bone to control all other bones in the hand... by using wire parameters (right click on the bone, wire parameters…)
so for example... if you wire the root bone of the index finger to all other root bones (probably better not to wire it to the thumb) then you (can set up a slider or something) and as you would move just that bone you will successfully move all the other bones...
also you can write in a script in there as well if you want…
hope that helps….
23-11-2004, 09:04 PM
i get what ur sayin il giv it ago thanx alot m8!
24-11-2004, 03:11 AM
I'f you havent worked with wire parameters before i'll doubt you'll manage to get it working :)
I would just animate it normally if I were you, cant take long to make a hand grab around an object.. especially if you arent gonna zoom up close on it. 20seconds should do it... then remember to use the "link constraint" controller and link the "object" to "world" and when the hand grabs it, link it to "hand left".. and when he puts it down .. to "world" again... ofcourse in the appropriate frames.
24-11-2004, 03:38 AM
If I remember correctly CS has an option that if you select something upstream of another part of the body (this sounds vague I know) it will then animate all the downstream parts simultaneously. So rotating something in the hand would make all the fingers bend at the same time. The same way the spine elements all bend together. It should be somewhere in the manual.
24-11-2004, 03:57 PM
It's called "Inverse Kinematics". But just because you rotate the part of the finger attached to the hand, will only mean the others follow, they wont rotate too, you will have to do that afterwards.
So basicly you will have to select the 4 fingers, 3 times in each link to rotate it.
24-11-2004, 10:30 PM
If you want to do it the easy way just select Bip01 L Hand or
Bip01 R Hand and while selected press Page Down on the keyboard the more you do it the longer down the hierarchy it goes it'll select every finger, then just press E and rotate it at will, it's a very easy and simple way to do it, i don't know if that's what you want!!
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