Exploring Craft Director Studio's Animation Tools in Maya

In this Maya tutorial, we will do an overview of the Animation Tools in Craft Director Studio, integrated into the Subscription Advantage Pack. Software Required: Maya 2011 SAP and up
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 2, 2011
Duration
45m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 2, 2011
Duration
45m
Description

In this Maya tutorial, we will do an overview of the Animation Tools in Craft Director Studio, integrated into the Subscription Advantage Pack. Throughout the tutorial, we will cover everything from setting up your Preferences for Craft, to connecting your vehicles to the Craft control rig, how to constrain your vehicles to drive along a modeled surface. We will also explore tools and settings for achieving desirable performances from your vehicles, and even take a look at a few of the amazing camera rigs built into craft. Software Required: Maya 2011 SAP and up

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello my name is Delano and I'd like to welcome you to this course where we will do an overview of Craft Animation Tools integrated into Maya's Subscription Advantage Pack. Rigging and animating of vehicles can be an extremely time consuming and difficult process. The developers of Craft realize this fact and created a system where the time and effort spent on such rigs is cut down significantly, making Craft Tools the ideal choice for vehicle animation. Throughout this course we'll cover everything from setting up your preferences for Craft, how to connect your vehicles to the Craft Control Rig, and even constraint the vehicles to travel along a surface. We'll also explore tools and settings for achieving desirable performances from your vehicles. We will take a look into a few of the amazing cameras built in to Craft. And by the end of this course you'll understand how to use Craft Animation Tools to animate your vehicles in no time at all. With that said, let's say we get started.