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'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attached.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:56 pm
by artkitekt
A quick tutorial showing how to chain devices with 'Randomize Controller' to produce a 'Transformer' panel flip effect on exploded faces.



preset_transformer_demo.xml

transformer_demo_2011.max

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:27 pm
by Three65
This is an awesome effect, however I am wondering if you could explain how you are using the two different planes in the randomizer section? Does this make it possible to add several animations to one object? I could see this being used along with the shift gizmo to perhaps build an effect that "builds out a logo from one direction to the other, if that makes sense. But you would have to control the animation so that the slide and rotation flowed with the logo and appeared as the gizmo moved over it. Do you think this would be possible?

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:08 am
by artkitekt
Hey dude, sorry for the delay! Yes you are absolutely correct that you can create a logo build with that technique, however layering animation from multiple objects to a single object with Controller Randomizer is not currently possible. As it is, for each selected object it overwrites the PRS with the PRS of one random object in a list. That doesn't mean you can't use Copy Keys to blend animation though.. ;)

I have put together a few examples of an in & out transition with Controller Randomizer..

To try them out: Open up the scene, load up the preset, select the ATK mesh and click the play button on the sequencer.

Here's the breakdown of what is going on..

Explode - Breaks apart mesh into objects
MAXScript - Centers pivots (need to integrate this into explode natively)
Point Parenter - Parents mesh objects to points, so they are at position [0,0,0] locally
Controller Randomizer - Copies PRS from reference object that is also at [0,0,0], because it was point parented before hand.
Shift - Shifts keys along timeline
Scale - Increases the span of each object's animation randomly to create variation
Train - Smoothes out easing


Example 1

Shift uses a gizmo to determine offset.
preset_inout_gizmo_demo.xml

inout_demo_gizmo_2011.max

inout_gizmo.jpg


Example 2

Align Pivot Rotation is used to align pivots to point at a dummy, creating the effect of expansion.
preset_inout_target_demo.xml

inout_demo_target_2011.max

inout_target.jpg


Example 3

Shift uses Prism an alternative for a gizmo to cascade left to right.
preset_inout_prism_demo.xml

inout_demo_prism_2011.max

inout_prism.jpg


I hope these help :) Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.

Cheers

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm
by Three65
Thanks for the reply Andru, I appreciate it. I have been looking at the demo files you put up and there is some interesting stuff going on. I am going to play with these some more and get myself more acquainted with ATK so I am able to use it to its full advantage.

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:39 pm
by cadviz
Hi...
I wish if it run with previous releases "3D Studio Max 2009 till 2013"...!! :? Does it :?:
I wonder why you made it just for MAX 2014..!!? :!:
Thanks anyway ;)

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:07 am
by Madail
Agreed, scene files for older versions would be lovely :)

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:03 pm
by artkitekt
Sorry guys. I've updated the examples with 2011 files :)

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:26 pm
by zombies
I would like video tutorial for this effects. :)

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:19 am
by greenz
hello,
i have downloaded transformer_demo_2011.max several times but its not opening in 3ds max 2014.
thanks and regards.
greenz.

Re: 'Transformer' w/ Controller Randomizer. 2014 files attac

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:40 am
by lovejunjie1
hi,Andru,that's a cool idea.nice work.

I follow the tutorial to build my effect but.

i can't create the effect like you did.

so i need the project file.

how can i get the file by ver2014?