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Digital Creature Rigging by Stewart Jones

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CHAPTER 9

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Streamlining and Automation

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

Bill Gates

Throughout this book, we have worked with what 3ds Max has to give us straight from the box. We have not added anything, expanded on anything, or created anything as we have been working on our creature rig. Deliberately, we have touched no scripting, and we have only briefly looked over expressions. What this has done is forced us to conform to the 3ds Max toolset. ...

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