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Chris Murray

DG5918-V: Animation Methods in Autodesk® 3ds Max®

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Create a custom Reaction Manager setup to drive custom rigs
  • Describe the tools and utilities that 3ds Max provides for controlling animation parameters
  • Choose and change the animation controllers in 3ds Max
  • Use parameter wiring to control objects without directly animating them

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

This class is about getting the software to do what you want it to do. We will explore the way Autodesk 3ds Max software really handles animation and provides alternatives to straight key framing. Once we establish the baseline of understanding of animation in 3ds Max, we will then veer off into the world of controllers, constraints, parameter wiring, and the Reaction Manager. This class will broaden the horizons of beginning animators or animators who are new to 3ds Max.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Educator, End User, 3ds Max users who feel limited by their animation abilities in 3ds Max or experienced animators who are new to 3ds Max and are trying to translate their knowledge of animation for use with the 3ds Max pipeline

Speakers

Speakers

Chris Murray

I'm trained as an animator (3D variety) but consider myself a creative technologist. My daily role is a technical "evangelist" for Autodesk, I create marketing deliverables for my specific product expertise-- 3dsMax. I've done all kinds of production work from games/simulation, broadcast, web3d, and medical. At the same time, I've maintained a lifelong relationship with learning. As a consultant trainer I have provided key training for numerous clients from Fortune 500's, Game studios, schools and others. At one point I took the time to author a book, Mastering 3D Studio Max. Additionally, I've also authored numerous tutorials and end-user guides. I have a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Computer Animation from Miami International University of Art and Design.

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Tags

Published

  • 2012
  • DG5918-V

Software

  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design

Industries

  • Digital Media and Advertising
  • Film & TV
  • Advertising, Publishing & Graphic Design

Topics

  • Digital Entertainment Techniques
  • Educator Summit