Run Cycle Template

Run Cycle Template

This run cycle template can be useful to help you keyframe a running character. I made this one a few years ago after studying how other characters moved and how people run. A run cycle template can be used in any modeling and animation software, but in 3ds Max I...
Rigging Humanoid Characters

Rigging Humanoid Characters

The Rigging Humanoid Characters is a five-part video series that demonstrates how to rig a character mesh using Biped in 3ds Max. All five parts of this series are on the 3dcognition Facebook page, here (or click the image):...
Max Fix the Rig Tutorial 2

Max Fix the Rig Tutorial 2

In the 3ds Max Fix the Rig Tutorial 2, we are once again working off of a character rig donated by a youtube viewer. This video tutorial goes a little further, working with the rig in it’s animated state to reassign weights to key sets of vertices. This is a...
Max Fix the Rig Tutorial 1

Max Fix the Rig Tutorial 1

This 3ds Max Fix the Rig tutorial 1 will be done working off of a rig donated by a youtube viewer. Demonstrates how to directly assign vertices to bones, bypassing the envelop settings. Sometimes envelopes are too unwieldy and the direct approach, setting weights for...
Bones Book Video Tutorial

Bones Book Video Tutorial

This video tutorial covers how to create bones and skin them to a book model so that you can animate a book opening or pages turning. It is kept simple on purpose, but if you want to add more bones and more segments to the book page “boxes”, you can also...