1627 K Street,Suite 900,NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20006


Contact:202-429-9700 [email protected]

(3 day class)
2011: 10/13-15
2012: 1/30-2/1, 5/14-16

This 3ds Max advanced class will focus on learning advanced character rigging, and character animation. This class teaches the use the Bones System that is built into 3ds Max as well as Character Studio with Biped and Physique. Bones allow for custom rigs including multi-legged characters. The Character Studio plugin uses a Biped “primitive” that can utilize footstep creation for two-legged characters.

Topics include

• Bone Tools
• Create Bones
• Bone Edit Mode
• Remove, Connect, Delete, Create Ends, and Refine Bones
• Bone Coloring, Fins adjustment, and Properties
• Use Edit Poly to customize Bone Objects
• Create Character Node

Add Bones into the Mesh
• The “DaVinci” pose Do’s and Don’ts
• Preparing the mesh for Bone Rigging
• Adding Bones into using Mesh Template

• Mechanical vs. Bone Rigs
• Set up a Rig using HI Solver and Sliders
• Go over 3 Different Custom Biped Rigs developed by instructor.
• Tips and Tricks for succesfull Rigging
• Proper usage of Coordinate Systems to prevent Rigging problems
• Create Biped, Quadrapeds, Or any Multilegged Character.
• Creative use of Controllers and Constaints
• What the books don’t show us, but Should!

Character Studio
• Biped and Physique and Skinning
• Learn Workflows for Successful Rigging
• Fitting Biped to a Mesh
• Creating Footsteps
• Varying Time and Stride length
• Footsteps in Track View
• Upper body Animation
• Freeform Animation
• Anchoring
• IK Blending
• Body Dynamics
• Passing Objects
• Obstacle Coursed
• Motion Capture
• Motion Flow
• Curve Editing

• Skin Modifier
• Skin Morph and Skin Wrap
• Envelopes
• Vertex Editing
• Weight Tables
• Mirror Mode

Animation Techiques
• Tip and Tricks On Walk Cycles
• Human and Animal Locomotion Techniques
• Morph Modifier for Facial Animation

Intermediate knowledge of 3ds Max

Official Website: http://www.fmctraining.com/fmc.asp?l=Washington+DC&p2=Upcoming+Classes

Added by fmctraining on May 21, 2010