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10-26-2006, 09:38 AM
Hey guys, does anyone have a good Max tutorial on making tank treads? I've seen some, but they either aren't for animation, or they cripple the mesh as it bends around the tread path.
I also have some other max related questions, but I'll start that in a different post /images/graemlins/smile.gif
No time for a detailed answer, but model one tread secion, then use a path deform.
10-26-2006, 01:53 PM
I think that is the method I used from the other tutorials and it deforms the mesh badly. Maybe I was doing it wrong :/
Try the spacing tool then, it won't deform the mesh.
10-26-2006, 02:17 PM
What I would do have done is make a path, animate a piece of the tread along the path, and then use snapshot to generate all the links.
But I think the spacing tool will do exactly the same thing.
10-26-2006, 03:25 PM
I haven't worked with the spacing tool, so I'll have to see how that will assist me. Thanks for the advice.
10-27-2006, 06:26 AM
My original message got hosed, but here's a scene showing the setup you need. Use a path constraint. I'll go into more detail if you need it.
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