Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 23-10-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 83
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Crank shaft

Hi all

I have model an engine with a crank shaft and a con rod connected to it, I want to turn the crank shaft and have the con rod follow the ofset bit of the crank around and good up and down, I have tried to parrent them but then the whole con rod turns like a clock hand rather then just the bit which is connected to the crank, any ideas please,

With thanks
trikeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,371
Thanks: 74
Thanked 709 Times in 642 Posts

Try setting a driven key. Open the set driven key window, load the crank shaft's rotation as the driver, then load the con rod's offset (?) as the driven object. Might have problems with it going up as well as down, so it would actually probably be better to use an expression. Two options for you.
stwert is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.