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 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.