8 Character animation

3ds Max has some of the best character animation tools available for PC-based software. A little bit of work can go a long way toward bringing your models to life.

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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 tools: CAT and Biped.

CAT is short for Character Animation Tools. CAT is a complete and easy-to-use animation system for creatures of all shapes and sizes. It used to be a separate plug-in, but CAT is now included in 3ds Max 2011.

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