Tutorial 9: Animating a Multilegged Creature

In this tutorial, you'll use a biped to animate a quadruped. You'll make a freeform animation of a beetle. You'll use IK Blend on the hands and feet with animated pivot points.

Beetle bucking like a bronco (with motion blur)

The shot is from a short video called "Lunchtime" on the World Creating Toolkit CD that ships with 3D Studio MAX. To play the entire animation choose File > View File, then double-click Wctk_max_r3/ tutorials/beetle/bugsnfrij.avi.

In this animation, one beetle hops on the back of the other, and rides him like a bucking bronco, (frames 550 to frames 730 of the movie.)

In this tutorial you'll how to do the following: