Animation / Rigging

Introduction to 3dsMax Particles

A half-hour guide showing you what particles are, how to control them, and how they can save you a lot of time.

Animation Controller basics

In this tutorial you will learn how to use controllers to animate a simple sequence.

Modelling and Rigging a nut and bolt

This tutorial will go through the steps to create a photo realistic model of a nut. It requires that you have some basic modeling skills.

Telephone Cord modelling

A quick tutorial that explains how I rig and animate a telephone cord.

Dynamic camera rig setup

This tutorial covers how to create a setup that makes camera movements more realistic, and natural.

Simple crowd animation

This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a scene with a crowd of models, that follow an object and interact with each other as well as the...

Stretchable IK Leg

This tutorial will show you how to create stretchable IK solver that can help you to create unusual characters as well as anything you can think of.

Character Studio to Lightwave

This tutorial is for anyone who ever wanted or needed to use the animation power of 3D Studio Max's Character Studio with the FX and rendering power of Light...

Water Drops

This tutorial will teach you how to create a realistic water dropping into water animation.

Animated Snow trails

This tutorial shows a technique I came up with to create displaced trails in the snow. (I won't claim to be the first ever person to invent this, since most ...


This image is three aliens that keep on coming back to the same spot once a month, they are interested in us as much as we are in them, We try to keep quiet ...

Water Drop

This tutorial will teach you how to create a water drop animation.

Rigging and Animating with Expressions

This set is about building a butterfly controlled by animated expressions. In this really easy set, we look at building a simple rig and driving its motion b...

Working with ICE

Get a free look into the inner workings of ICE and production workflow in this video from the Mastering the Art of ICE Volume I: Breaking the ICE series. In ...

How to Navigate in Hierarchies

In this video, we will look at some methods for navigating through a hierarchy in SOFTIMAGE|XSI.