epsilon volvo concept - articulated steering?

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foorever
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epsilon volvo concept - articulated steering?

Post by foorever » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:09 pm

hi,
how is it possible to set up the 4we vehicle to behave like in the epsilon volvo concept?
http://www.craftanimations.com/index.cf ... el-loader/
i'm looking for a solution for the articulated steering and the suspension as well (~sec 50)

i tried a couple of things, like changing the steering turn base. but that was not the effect that i expected, because only the wheels were rotating and not the axle.

is the 4we the right choice for articulated steering of a vehicle like the volvo loader, or do i have to choose a different vehicle?

cheers
foorever

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Re: epsilon volvo concept - articulated steering?

Post by Patrik Martin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:59 pm

In order to get the movement you are looking for is to combine different tools.

I have used in this example the following tools:
1x 4-Wheeler Extended
1x 1DPositioner
2x 1DRotator
4x ExtraWheelse

Here's an ímage of the example rig that I made for this:
Image

Here's a small video of showing the rig off.
http://www.craftanimations.com/tasks/si ... r_test.zip

Here's the .max file for the rig.
http://www.craftanimations.com/tasks/si ... ax2011.zip

The suspension going over the bumps is made by just by keyframing the body and use extrawheels to follow the ground.
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Re: epsilon volvo concept - articulated steering?

Post by foorever » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:21 pm

wow. awesome. thank you very much patrik!

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