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#1 markarjun

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

Hi, is there a good tutorial on rigging tank treds? One that isn't material driven. I initially thought about assigning each tred to a circular path constraint, but when i tried to offset each tred to a desired position the motion path went crazy. Is there a better way?



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

How exact do the treads need to be?  Is it enough for each to go around the path? Does each link have to maintain exact connection with its neighbors?

Can you show the model you want to do this with?


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

Hi Rob I haven't created a model yet, I'm  interested in how I might go to achieve it . I would be happy for each tread to follow along a path and no they don't need to have an exact linkage with its neighbour, just follow each other. Thank-you for responding.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:18 PM

I'm looking at it.  I've run into a constraint problem I need to figure out.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

I have posted the first part of a tutorial in a thread of it's own...

 

https://www.hash.com...topic=48566&hl=


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 02:24 AM

Hi rob i cant seem to access the link.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:04 AM

Hi rob i cant seem to access the link.

 

Sorry... I hid it when I realized I had put the wrong video up.  It's back up now.


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