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
November 11, 2013
Duration
6h 35m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
November 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.

About the author
About the author

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

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