CRC - Car rig creator

Version: 
0.6
Date Updated: 
01/03/2012
Author Name: 
mad

!! NEW UPDATE TO v0.6 !!
hi,
CRC is a free script for generating car rigs in few clicks.

- few clicks rig creation
- support uneven surface
- supports body, wheels, steering wheel and breaks animation
- i tried to make it as simple as possible

installation: MAXScript->Run Script->install_CRC.mzp then in toolbars search for Frodo's Magic Bag->Car Rig Creator

animation created with this sript: http://vimeo.com/19391479

version 0.3.1:

- added labels to buttons so now you know what buttons do and what you must pick
- as track you cant select geometry object
- removed pivots pre-requirement now are sets automaticly

version 0.4:

- added steering wheel rig
- modifyin track shape after creating rig will not cause any axes helpers scaling

version 0.4.1

- added breaks rig
- fixed deflection of wheels from axes when are conformed to very steep surface
- animation control helpers is more evident (red one named "front axis helper")
- breaks(front or back pair) and steering wheel are not required
- whole script progress can be watched in listener window

in next release (v0.5) will be following features:

- thanks to Shawn Lewis's Follow Surface no max standard conform space warp is needed, so you will be able to set terrain directly in script ui(and thanks this creating of car rig will be mutch easier)
- car speed setup and measurement
- better layer management
- fixed OMG bug on folowing steep terrain

version 0.6

- after two days effort i decided to rewrite the code
- some promised features from v0.5 hasnt beed added :(
- car speed setup and measurement (testing)
- better layer management
- added simple camera with rig(standart)

AttachmentSize
install_crc_v0.6.mzp640.93 KB

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kandee.arrow's picture

3ds max 2012 x64 - problem

Hi,

I've done the all setup as per PRE-REQUIREMENTS process. Finally when im clicking the rig button and its showing "This script doesn't support yours system units. Speed will be wrong!"

Then once im clicking the OK button and its processing after that im getting below error msg.

"UNKNOWN ERROR : -- Incompatible types: 130.665, and undefined"

Please let me know what was the mistake i did and what is the solution. How can i select the terrain object.

salihelci's picture

UNKNOWN ERROR : -- Runtime

UNKNOWN ERROR : -- Runtime error: Illegal parent, possibly same node or ancestor node: $Editable_Poly:body_hooda_body002 @ [-33686.722656,-19494.988281,5156.842773]

can you help ?

spirobg's picture

problem

I've tried the script on max 2012 x64 but it doesn't work it mess up the tyres and the body of the car at first i was trying with high quality model and then make a very simple model and i doesn't working again.... no errors just doesn't working i am sure for the linking part its not my bed..but good idea i hope i. managed it.

jos's picture

Well done

Simple, fast -> Well done.
I've created my car rig in no time.
(Tested on Max 2012 x64)

tv69's picture

That's a nice script. Thank

That's a nice script. Thank you for your hard work. I tried it out and all seems fine except my car runs backwards on the path and the rear wheels are doing the steering. All 4 wheels also shift in position and in some cases collide with the body of the car.

I've tried the process a few times with the same results.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

TV

ozandemircan's picture

UNKNOWN ERROR

hi,i think it's very usefull script as i see ,but when i try, there is an error message like ''UNKNOWN ERROR : -- Incompatible types: xxxxx, and undefined''. xxxxx are numbers ,they usually changes, thank you.

mad's picture

help is inside the script, if

help is inside the script, if you follow it it would be work properly

sarfaraaaz's picture

hi any one explain me how to use crc script plz

hi any one explain me how to use crc script plz

sarfaraaz shaikh

Spline's picture

Not working

It doesn't work at all, error message UNKNOWN ERROR : -- Incompatible types: 297.242, and undefined

3dsmax 2012 64bits

Thanks

With practice you become a Master.
When youre the Master, start over and practice again. / Spline

mad's picture

hi, its created via collision

hi,
its created via collision map generator http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/collision-map-generator, one for each wheel and then used as displace on surface

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