Vehicle Rigging in Maya

Vehicle Rigging in Maya

Vehicle Rigging in Maya is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, written by the creator, Adam Crespi. This tutorial is an essential step for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Animation, Photography, Video, Game Design, Visual Effects, Maya, 3D + Animation, Animation, Photography, Video, Game Design, Visual Effects and Maya.

Free Download - Vehicle Rigging in Maya
Author Adam Crespi
Publish Date 7/22/2013
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 38m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 35
Last Update N/A

Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects. Author Adam Crespi starts with an overview of parenting and hierarchy, moving into separating the model into working components. From there, you’ll learn about creating controllers, constructing functioning wheel assemblies, and constraining the suspension. Expressions are used to tie the rig components together and add a degree of autonomous motion and rotation. Last, a bonus chapter on materials shows how to add realistic shaders onto the car and tie the controls to functionality such as operable headlights and taillights.

Note: Some experience with polygonal modeling in Maya and beginning knowledge of rigging and constraints will help you get the most from this course.

Topics include:

  • 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

Vehicle Rigging in Maya : Video Lessons

  • Welcome55s
  • What you should know before watching this course28s
  • Using the exercise files2m 27s
  • Opening and assessing the model15m 49s
  • Scaling a model uniformly6m 52s
  • Separating and naming wheels8m 46s
  • Setting wheel pivots3m 8s
  • Checking the model for geometry problems4m 18s
  • Creating and cloning wheel controllers8m 54s
  • Adding steering locators3m 59s
  • Creating steering, body, and master controllers5m 43s
  • Overview of wheel organization4m 22s
  • Parenting the tires and hubs3m 28s
  • Flattening the tires to the road6m 20s
  • Adding tire deformation controls11m 14s
  • Parenting and constraining the suspension11m 23s
  • Parenting the wheel assemblies2m 37s
  • Parenting the body2m 19s
  • Writing expressions for the wheels8m 7s
  • Writing expressions for the steering and body7m 26s
  • Limiting rotation of the steering and body4m 10s
  • Custom attributes for overspin on the drive wheels6m 38s
  • Creating normal and bright headlight controls9m 37s
  • Adding brake light and turn signal controls7m 33s
  • Connecting self-illumination and lights to controllers15m 21s
  • Exploring the mental ray Car Paint shader15m 1s
  • Creating chrome, rubber, and glass9m 49s
  • Applying interior finishes9m 27s
  • Working with headlight and taillight textures5m 12s
  • Creating a car camera rig16m 9s
  • Next steps40s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • Maya tutorial : How to rig a vehicle
  • In this Autodesk Maya tutorial I will show you how to create a basic vehicle rig using a Whilly's Jeep that we modeled in a previous modeling tutorial video.

  • DateTime : 2015-03-12 17:49:08
  • Source : Mike Hermes
  • Create Simple Car Rig in Maya Tutorial
  • Simpel Car Rig in Maya Tutorial without plugins.

  • DateTime : 2014-07-25 15:11:49
  • Source : V-Render4Future
  • How to rig a car in Maya - part 1
  • Don't be fooled by this simple car model. This 3 part rigging tutorial will show you everything you need to know about setting up your car model ready for ...

  • DateTime : 2018-11-19 18:04:01
  • Source : Simon Mills

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