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Old 20-02-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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I just need to ask you guys how the animation of a carachter can be done in Maya... I see here on forum - for example a t-rex and I was just wondering on how will the arms and legs will be animated? can maya simulate joints? how? some links on carachter animation will be cool!
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I suggest the tutorials on this forum. are plenty of free ones and purchasing the others is not that expensive. These will get you up and running in no time at all.

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ovidiu, and don't worry Maya. Is up there in the top3 or 4 app's for animation. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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I would say number 1

ovidiu : Basicly you draw your joints, and set up constrains on how they will react with FK/IK in Maya. Then you bind the model to the final skeleton (this is called Skinning). Make all sorts of adjustments to make the skin move with the skeleton in a correct way. And then you start to animate.

A good thing is to go through the Maya tutorials first, then take a look at thetutorials on this site, for more in-depth information.

I wish you the best of luck.
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thnx@everybody!

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FK = Forward Kinematics
IK = Inverse Kinematics
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