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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2010 by Michele Bousquet

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8 Character animation

 

 

ANIMATION OF CHARACTERS is one of the primary uses for 3ds Max in the fields of games and broadcast. While this primer won’t teach you everything you need to know to be a character animator, it can get you started with the main tool: the Biped.

The Biped is a two-legged skeletal structure with its own animation tools built into it. While entire books have been written about the use of the Biped in character animation, this chapter will give you the basics for common animation needs.

In this chapter you’ll also find a few additional tools for character animation that will give you results with a minimum of time and effort. ...

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