Learning CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

Learning CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

Learning CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, produced by the author, Joel Bradley. This tutorial is an absolute pillar for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Character Animation, Rigging, Photography, Video, Game Design, Visual Effects, 3ds Max, 3D + Animation, Character Animation, Rigging, Photography, Video, Game Design, Visual Effects and 3ds Max.

Free Download - Learning CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max
Author Joel Bradley
Publish Date 11/6/2012
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 33m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 40
Last Update N/A

Discover an alternative to the traditional character rigging workflow with the Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) for 3ds Max, which offers preset character rigs as well as custom tools for creating a rig from scratch. Author Joel Bradley demonstrates animation layers; CAT muscles, which you can use to create a skin that deforms and stretches realistically as your character moves; and the forward/inverse kinematics workflow. The final chapter puts all these features into motion, as you apply the tools to a full character rig with secondary bones and perform a stress test animation.

Topics include:

  • What is CAT?
  • Using and editing preset rigs
  • Repositioning bone pivots
  • Using CAT control gizmos
  • Working with spines
  • Adding limbs to a character
  • Working with adjustment and motion layers
  • Animating with the foot pivot system
  • Building a start-to-finish rig with CAT

Learning CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max : Video Lessons

  • Welcome48s
  • Working with the exercise files38s
  • What you should know before watching this course59s
  • Setting up the 3ds Max project structure1m 23s
  • What is CAT?2m 4s
  • Locating CAT features in the 3ds Max user interface3m 25s
  • Using the preset rigs3m 38s
  • Organizing a rig using custom names and colors6m 1s
  • Editing the preset rigs4m 33s
  • Exploring the 3ds Max Modifier List5m 11s
  • Repositioning bone pivots3m 8s
  • Using control gizmos3m 32s
  • Understanding hubs3m 19s
  • Adding legs to a rig4m 21s
  • Working with spines4m 44s
  • Adding limbs4m 45s
  • Adding extra bones to the head6m
  • Adding toes and tails5m 6s
  • What is a muscle strand?6m 15s
  • Using a muscle strand on a rig3m 22s
  • What is a CAT muscle?3m 1s
  • Putting a CAT muscle to work3m 39s
  • Understanding the Setup and Animation modes3m 17s
  • Exploring the Absolute layer3m 13s
  • Explaining adjustment layers2m 23s
  • Exploring the CATMotion layer2m 49s
  • Working with the hand and foot hubs4m 1s
  • Exploring the foot pivot system3m 40s
  • Exploring the CAT display inside track view4m 5s
  • Using the IK/FK system4m 18s
  • Exploring the CATMotion Editor2m 28s
  • Customizing motion4m 49s
  • Directing motion5m 25s
  • Grounding motion2m 49s
  • Building a rig: The lower body7m 1s
  • Building a rig: The upper body8m 36s
  • Making good use of secondary bones4m 54s
  • Creating a rough skin pass3m 45s
  • Creating a stress-test animation5m 25s
  • What's next?42s

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