3ds max Dragon Wing Rigging- I NEED HELP FAST!!!

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Like I said in an earlier topic, I am creating a dragon. I am now on to the rigging and animating process. I need help, and FAST. I need to know how to rig and animate and link these objects to make realistic dragon flight. I have cones, capsules, and splines. Whenever I rotate or bend the dragons wing arms, the membranes disconnect from the wing bones and I dont know how to stop that from happening. Please help, FAST!!!!!

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I've never use 3dmax and only

I've never use 3dmax and only used Maya so I'm not sure if the solution is the same, from what you've describe it seems that you may haven't constaint parent the bone to the object yet or if you move the object/surface/points  instead of the bone(NEVER DO THAT!!) Of course I can't say for sure being on different program and not sure what happened yet.

 

my biggest advice is that youtube is a great teacher and you can search for tutorial there.

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Should I use a cloth

Should I use a cloth modifier?

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I don't know, I have never

I don't know, I have never done that before, like I said I'm not the best person to ask, it's a different programm and more importantly I got a D in that class. It might work, it might make the job easier but I can't say for sure.

 

The normal way, the way I do it is to paint weight, moving the rig into the different pose and paint the weight on that weird stuff until everything feel right, you know the black and white stuff...do 3d max have that?

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OKAY SO I AM USING MAYA NOW

OKAY SO I AM USING MAYA NOW AND I LOVE IT BUT I NEEDS THE HELPZ

okay

1.how do you rotate around the object im a noob

2. how do you animate with maya

3. rendering? how?

4.  I need a pic or gif frames of a dragon flying from the front and the side but i cant find any :(

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1. E should be the shortcut

1. E should be the shortcut or you can press this 

2. See those four slate buttons? the normal one should be render frame button. IPR is realtime rendering, the one in the red square is render settings.

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3.the basic animation, BASIC animation. You have the object you want to animate, you click it, then you click S to insert keyframe, which you can see in the timeline down below, you click on the section on timeline you want that action to end, you modified the object(move/rotate/ resize whatever you want to) then you click S again, wolla the object's now moving(press enter to look).

4. search Dragon flying animation on youtube, I've founf a few video that have what you're looking for

 

alternatively, doing all that by searching on youtube, no shame in it, it really is a great teacher. I can't explain the semester worth of class into a single post.

 

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I need ideas. idk what to

I need ideas. idk what to make it do. The animation has to be about 30 seconds long. I'm thinking of making it walk out of a cave and take flight, then find like a sheep or something and censored that up, but it seems too hard and I only have 10 more days to make this happen. Anyone have ideas?