The NORAH asset gave us the opportunity to create a number of technical and
complex mechanical setups in order to complete the rig. We then looked at
additional rigging techniques that we could use either to completely change the
Author: Stewart Jones
Publisher: CRC Press
Cogs, cranks, wheels, plates, chains, springs and pistons - a nightmare for animators. This book shows 3D artists how to create, setup, control and automate movements for complex and technically challenging mechanical structures all while working on a super-detailed steampunk train! This book will specifically implement current industry trends and techniques for animated mechanical structures. We will be using Autodesk 3ds Max only, with no plugins and no additional software required. Readers will close out this book with a completed steampunk train for their portfolios and practical knowledge to combat other tricky hard-surface rigging and animation challenges.