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How To Rig A Crank-Connecting Rod System

A = Angle Of Rotation
B = Rod Size

CHANGE THE VALUES BETWEEN "..."

A = "X"_Rotation*180/pi
B = "30"
R = "10"
(B+R)-sqrt(B*B-R*R*sin(A)*sin(A))-R*cos(A)

Video Tutorials Photo Studio Pro V6+

Hi Guys + Girls,

Photo Studio Pro V6+ Video Tutorial: "Beginn Part I".
My english is poor, so is this video without sound. I hope it help to understand the first steps: "create a dataset", "realtime exposure" etc..

Rig / Animate tanks

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Hi everyone,

"Gearing" is a 3ds Max script, helpful by rigging and animating of tanks, excavators, dredges etc.
The new version supports automatic path following, acceleration / deceleration.
The script is commercial. I intend to add a demo to the new edition, however the 1 st version comes with a limited demo.
The next two tutorials introduce the script's basics.
If you take interest in this area you may watch them at:
1. (1 st version) http://youtu.be/LzhH0fY1Y0Q
2. (2 nd version) http://youtu.be/VPFjEXvReF4

Thanks for watching!

Using Regex in 3dsMax

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There used to be two things in life that truly scared me. One was the soundtrack from Frozen. The other was Regular Expressions. Find out which one I said "Let it go" to...

Tutorial #002 - Parametric Superflow

Mindflow Solutions Tutorial #002 - Parametric Superflow

Software: 3ds Max

Learn how to use the Parametric Array script by Ali Torabi as a Superflow controller!

Topics discussed:
- Parametric Array / Script by Ali Torabi
- 1-Dimensional Linear Controller
- Superflow Control
- 1-Point-Pivot
- Linear Harmonics
- Trajectory->Spline->Mesh Creation
- Animation Setup
- Object Parameter Control

Length: 29 minutes

Brick Wall Quick

This is not a tutorial or script, just download the .max file.

Just trying out a brick wall with several scripts but sadly I have an old laptop so I thought why not try to make my own brick and then use the Clone Modifier (iToo) to clone it to two layers so that I could add more layers at a later date. It worked, I admit it's not brilliant but it might be useful to someone out there.

Added a Script made using Primitive Maker, it will be found under Wall and created a brick.

Maxscript tutorial: Abbreviations

Have ever wished for maxscript to have short cuts, So instead of writing a whole code like for loops ... or functions you just have to type (fordo) for example or (FN) and then press a Ctrl + Shift + A and it will throw you a full code that you pre defined, it's like magic and saves a lot of time. In this small tutorial we are gonna discuss how to do this using maxscript hidden technique (Abbreviations)

Maxscript tutorial: Print vs Format

I just finalized a Maxscript tutorial showing the difference between Print and Format command when exporting to external files, check it out.

Get list of all subfolders

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-- How to get list of all sub folders in special path --

function GetAllSubDirs_fn MyDirectory =
(
temp = #();
s = 1;
folders = getDirectories (MyDirectory + "/*");
t = folders.count;
while s < t do
(
for i = s to t do (temp = getDirectories (folders[i]+"*");
for j = 1 to temp.count do folders[folders.count+1] = temp[j] );
s = t;
t = folders.count;
)
sort folders
return folders;
)
-- call the function whit a folder path --

GetAllSubDirs_fn("D:")

MaxScript 2012-2015 CHM Help

After some time looking to get back the behavior of the MaxScript help previous to 2012, I couldn't find any information to do:

Press F1 to open the CHM Help file (not a combination of keys)
Open a single instance of the CHM file
Pass the selected word to the Index tab.

Finally with the help of a "lost" little utility, I got it working (mostly) as it used to be.

What do you need?

1. The CHM file
2. The little utility "KeyHH.exe"