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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2010 by Michele Bousquet

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11 Parameter Wiring

TO SIMPLIFY the animation process, you can set up custom parameters that pertain to just the values you want to animate, and put all the new parameters in one central location. Then you can wire (connect) these custom parameters to real parameters to create a usefulinterface for your animation needs.

 

While programming experience and math skills are helpful for doing parameter wiring, they’re not essential to take advantage of this powerful tool.

Wiring 101

TO ILLUSTRATE THE CONCEPTS of parameter wiring, I’ve used a simple animation of a bead on a wire. In this example, you’ll create a custom manipulator right on the screen, ...

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