Modeling and Rigging a Hydraulic Crane in 3ds Max

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a mechanical rig for 3D visualizations in 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max 2013, Photoshop CS6, After Effects CS6.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 11, 2013
Duration
6h 35m
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Introduction and Project Overview
Modeling and Rigging a Hydraulic Crane in 3ds Max
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 11, 2013
Duration
6h 35m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a mechanical rig for 3D visualizations in 3ds Max. We will begin from the concept of the crane, explaining the different parts and how a crane works. Next, we will introduce the rigging tools used, and the limitations of the setup that a real crane has, all in 3ds Max. We will then model and texture every main part of the crane separately and assemble it all into a new scene ready to be rigged and refined. Finally, we will test out our rig with an animation and render it as a preview. Software required: 3ds Max 2013, Photoshop CS6, After Effects CS6.

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About the author

Giuseppe Candido is a 3D Character and Creature Animator and Generalist based in London.

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