Just when I thought I was starting the get the hang of 3D Max it starts doing funky things on me. >_< I'm happy with the beginning, but the last five seconds are giving me hell. The song is longer, but I've got to get over this hurdle first >_<
If you know 3D Max read on, if not- well this part is just geek babble:
So here's where I'm stuck... If you group a set of objects you can't move them individually anymore (There has got to be a way to modify them, like double clicking on a movie or graphic clip in flash!) If you don't group them and apply a method of transform (i.e. rotate) then every object will rotate around it's own axis in space rather than a universal axis. If you try to group things mid time line when you want to move it as a group it breaks your entire animation and moves the pieces in weird places... If you animate the pieces and then group them (which I ended up doing) the main objects axis is in a weird place and when you try to move it it BREAKS your animation again, and you have to move the object on the same keys that the part of the object has a key frame on. >___<
Why can't groups in 3d Max be easy like symbols in Flash?
So for now, it's just a work in progress...
Anyone know some GOOD tutorials on 3D max, animation/grouping in particular? Don't know many 3D animators on DA...
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