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by Patrik Martin
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Spline Speed Controller Time Delay
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Spline Speed Controller Time Delay

I have a scene where I want the time delay to be 1350 frames and it looks like the maximum value is 1000 frames. Is there a way to change that? Thanks! No it does not seem like something you can adjust and something we should look at fixing. I suggest that you play with the inputs to get what you n...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Bicycle Group and CAT Bone Linking
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Bicycle Group and CAT Bone Linking

I created a CAT Bone Base Human Biped in 3DS Max 2020. I'm having a problem figuring out the parenting between the bones and the bicycle rig. The CAT Biped hierarchy is set to the following: Pelvis >Left Thigh > Left Calf > Left Foot (linked to left foot platform helper) >Right Thigh > Right Calf >...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Strange turning extra wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Strange turning extra wheels

Hi We have a car with 12 wheels. 8 of them are extra wheels. They sometimes turn very fast if I slightly turn my steering wheel. IS it a bug? I am using the latest version Link to the video through we transfer https://wetransfer.com/downloads/2b6446dbb79d0ca797e302643702da6120210215024551/22289e5ab...
by Patrik Martin
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: floating License needing port changed
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: floating License needing port changed

Hi Josh and welcome to the forum. I believe that the issues you are facing are because you have a license structure mismatch between the license server and CDS. So, my suggestions is that you make sure to install the latest version of CDS (v20.2.4) and the latest version of the license server (v14)....
by Patrik Martin
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Extra Wheel Rotates on the Z Axis
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Extra Wheel Rotates on the Z Axis

Another issue. I was able to create my truck and trailer animation in 3DS Max using the spline speed controller and everything worked perfect. However, I exported only the truck and trailer (3D objects) to an FBX file and baked the animation. I imported the FBX file into Lumion (another visualizati...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Extra Wheel Rotates on the Z Axis
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Extra Wheel Rotates on the Z Axis

Yes, in the configuration for the ExtraWheel you are able enable the "Fixate Wheel" which disables it from turning i the movement direction.
by Patrik Martin
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4

Hello guys, thank you very much for this input! I still haven't figured out how to set up the constraints for for position (translation) and orientation (rotation) instead of making the parts children of the rig. Can someone show a screenshot of rigging one wheel? Would help me so much! I am trying...
by Patrik Martin
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: User-created content
Topic: Small "breakdown" shots for upcoming guide
Replies: 2
Views: 3904

Re: Small "breakdown" shots for upcoming guide

Hi @tut,

The links are dead in you original post.
by Patrik Martin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: zoom and otofocus
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: -

Is it possible to zoom with the mouse wheel, or keyboard modifier, so that when I zoom in, the camera doesn't level off? More like the controls in Google Earth for example. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard as input works just fine. However, the mouse is not supported to use as an input device i...
by Patrik Martin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4

sujususeelan wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Hi could you please tell me 3dsmax datasmith export animation how to work in ue4
When making the datasmith export make sure that you are exporting the active time frame and that the craft dummy meshes are visible so they are included in the export.
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Autonomous driving for helicopters
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Autonomous driving for helicopters

There are currently no plans to add autonomous mode to the helicopter. You are actually the first, of what I can remember, that have asked for this feature.
by Patrik Martin
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Scooter setup
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Scooter setup

fixed the rotation axis were off my mesh had z as up but the skeleton was Y so i corrected and all is good So, you were able to get it work as you intended? I had a look at the model and it has quite a lot of issues with most parts not in the same angle as the scene cordination. So becouse of this ...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4

FIXED IT! I long suspected that the issue with the wheels had something to do with pivot point, and it appears that was the case. I don't know what's happening under the hood - but when I baked the pivot point, the issue was resolved. Whether a single geometry or in a group, I have imported the car...
by Patrik Martin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Use animated car in Unreal Engine 4

Hi, I am having similar problems where exporting animated mesh from maya to unreal doesn't work as expected. I have constrained my model to the craft rig, baked the keys and exported both fbx and abc. The body of the car moves correctly, but the wheels act as if their pivot point has been changed. ...
by Patrik Martin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Noob looking for suggestions.
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Noob looking for suggestions.

Any suggestions of the amount of auto vs myself controlling or is trying to set up a speed spline tool the best way or what? Any help is appreciated! I would use a combination. Use a spline to make the base guide and then use the controller to deviate from that path. This will also give you better ...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: General Propeties vs input propeties
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: General Propeties vs input propeties

Hi, What's the difference between General Propeties vs input propeties/ While general properties has gravel roughness and input has shake amplitude. It's kind of confusing? A lot of duplicated systems. Same for burn out and skid, etc. Would be nice to have these simplified or not scatter settings i...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Spinning car on icy road
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Spinning car on icy road

HI, Thanks for help. Unfortunately nothing worked. Car just glides forward without spinning. Do you have any video tutorials by chance? Here is a testscene I made in 3ds max 2021. https://craftanimations.com/slide_turn_3dsmax2021/ These are the steps I took to create this: Make the 4-Wheeler user a...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Spinning car on icy road
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Spinning car on icy road

Maybe you could try a combination of skidding and External Force. Position the External Force arrow so that it is pointing towards the rear side of the vehicle and then when driving, hold down the skidding button and press the External force button. I haven't tried this myself, it's just of the top...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Turn around at high speed in one place
Replies: 4
Views: 3634

Re: Turn around at high speed in one place

Hi dv2000, In order to quickly turn you need to modify the following parameters when configuring the 4-Wheeler Under Input parameters you have: Steering Wheel (Right/Left) Response Factor determines how quickly the 4-wheeler will go to maximum turn (turn acceleration). Steering Wheel (Right/Left) M...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Craft Director Studio - Help, Feedback and more
Topic: Speedometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Speedometer

it's still a pain to look at that little screen and trying to convert numbers to miles per hour and steer a car. Please add a big readable m/h and km/h display like madcar has. You have feet, inches etc but not basic miles per hour Also please add a cruise control that way we can use steering wheel...