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by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells
Replies: 7
Views: 6189

Re: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells

The problem here is that the 4-Wheeler have received a initial velocity which it is not supposed to have. So in this case it starts as if it has speed and then tries to brake but is not able to brake in time and therefore it backs up. In the config for the 4-Wheeler Ext you have in the top a "initia...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells
Replies: 7
Views: 6189

Re: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells

It is not possible to have it to be exactly on the path of the spline since it is always trying to catch up with the TargetMesh. It backs up if the TergetMesh is to close to it's radius or if it does not have the power to stop before the TargetMesh stops and "runs it over". You are able to control t...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: cog wheel help
Replies: 10
Views: 7063

Re: cog wheel help

nick103100 wrote:sorry for the late reply but yes i have tried making more room. didnt work
What happens if you make the boogies a bit wider like the threads?
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: wheels going through light armored car body.
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

Re: wheels going through light armored car body.

One way to do this better is to make the Crawlers wheels extremely large, the wheels will then cover most of the body and not have the ground go up in the center of the tank. Then use extrawheel to cover all the wheels of the tank. If the tracks "jumps" trough the tank body just make sure you put a ...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Crashing on Softimage 2012 sp1
Replies: 6
Views: 5027

Re: Crashing on Softimage 2012 sp1

Woah baby I'm pretty sure I found the issue. CDS does NOT like a second display being active on my system. I disabled my second monitor and haven't had a crash yet. I did this test with two monitors and Softimage and did not have any problems running them. The second machine you run CDS on does it ...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: airplane landing
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Re: airplane landing

Unfortunately the Airplane Extended does not have support for landing so this needs to be hand animated. What I would do it to make a god landing as possible and then remove all the frames close to hitting the ground and make the rest manually.
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: cog wheel help
Replies: 10
Views: 7063

Re: cog wheel help

The most common problem here is that there are not enough room between the boogies and the ground for the tracks. Do you have that?
by Patrik Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells
Replies: 7
Views: 6189

Re: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells

trimvein wrote:I realize that I didn't mention that this is a lowered truck. It is only 2-3 inches off the ground. So I lowered the 4 wheeler ext to the same body heights and then raised the wheels to match the 56 ford truck.
The answer would still be the same actually.
by Patrik Martin
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: cog wheel help
Replies: 10
Views: 7063

Re: cog wheel help

Are you using the latest version of CDS? 11.1.5?
by Patrik Martin
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells
Replies: 7
Views: 6189

Re: Vehicle Penetration = Ground and Wheel Wells

Hi JT, My suggestion is that you do not use the setup for a truck since this is aimed for heavier vehicles. If you like to have a stiffer suspension just raise the "Front/Back Stiffness" and "Front/Back Damping". One way to prevent the wheels from penetrating upp trough the chassis is to edit the "M...
by Patrik Martin
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crashing on Softimage 2012 sp1
Replies: 6
Views: 5027

Re: Crashing on Softimage 2012 sp1

Hi Simonv,

We will have a look at it and see if we get the same result.
by Patrik Martin
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh
Replies: 10
Views: 8098

Re: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh

Thanks for posting the solution.
by Patrik Martin
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 3ds Max 2011 - CDS 10.1.4 - HELICOPTER
Replies: 1
Views: 1882

Re: 3ds Max 2011 - CDS 10.1.4 - HELICOPTER

You are able to find a solution here in thw following topic: http://forum.craftanimations.com/viewto ... ?f=2&t=937
by Patrik Martin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh
Replies: 10
Views: 8098

Re: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh

plastik wrote:Problem solved :mrgreen:
Good job :)
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh
Replies: 10
Views: 8098

Re: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh

Yes. The problem is that the wheel is a child of the RelocatorMesh and therefor it has keyframes and scale that is just a offset from its parent. When you copy these keys to the high-poly it offsets from some other parent or the center of the scene (0,0,0).
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [2 Wheeler Ext] REAR SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Re: [2 Wheeler Ext] REAR SUSPENSION SETUP

You can use the free Suspension tool that is included in CDS to rig the swing arm. Make the Upper part a child of the Body, the Lower a child of the WheelCenterMesh and the swing arm a child of the "spring". Make sure to initialize the suspension from the configuration before you connect something t...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 3ds Max 2012 - CDS 11.1.5: Unable to bind Core Routines
Replies: 3
Views: 3465

Re: 3ds Max 2012 - CDS 11.1.5: Unable to bind Core Routines

Does Core.dll exist in the following folder: c:\program files (x86)\Craft Animations\directorstudio\data\core\x86 and/or x64. Have you had any other version of CDS installed on the same computer before? If you have a look in the 3ds Max plugins folder C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2012\plugins o...
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: is there a way to generate smoke at the tires in Craft
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Re: is there a way to generate smoke at the tires in Craft

I know that there is. Unfortunately I am not the expert on partical effects. You can have a look at Speedshape's Mustang animation were they have used effects to create that smoke.
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh
Replies: 10
Views: 8098

Re: [Problem]Transfer animation from dummy to mesh

Is there any bake function in Softimage 7.5 like there is in Maya? If there is, use that :)
by Patrik Martin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 2Wheeler floor in Cinema 4D
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

Re: 2Wheeler floor in Cinema 4D

My problem is that for some reason the parenting in the video doesn't work the same in my version of C4D. I had to reverse the way the parenting was done in order for that car to attach to the floor plane. In Cinema 4D you should make the GravityDirectionMesh as a child of the floor plane and you d...