SimonPaulMills
Mar
01

How to rig a tank in Maya - Part 3

This is the third of a 4 part video tutorial series geared to teach you how to rig a tank in Maya to a professional level. Please keep in mind that this rig is not easy to achieve so be sure to know the rigging basics before watching. In this video, “How to rig a tank in Maya – part 3”, I will be setting up a unique hull suspension control that allows for a realistic weight shifting effect. I will also setup individual wheel controls to allow for terrain interaction. In the final video, I will setup the turret with a no-flip target control and an automated fire recoil control. I will also show off how simple the tank is to animate and show you how to export the tank with ease.

 

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