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Part: I What's New > What's New in Animation

Chapter 4. What's New in Animation

By Daniel Manahan

3ds max 7 offers significant new tools to help you animate. Animation info gathering and workflow are more flexible than ever with the addition of the following features:

  • Expose Transform Helper

  • Parameter Collector

  • Reaction Manager

  • Skin Wrap Modifier

  • Skin Morph Modifier

  • Bone Tools Mirror

character studio, 3ds max 7's procedural character animation environment, now ships as part of 3ds max 7. We'll look at its powerful animation modes, including several new ones:

  • Figure Mode

  • Footstep Mode

  • Motion Flow Mode

  • Mixer Mode and Motion Mixer

  • Biped Animation Mode

We'll cover each of these new tools in this chapter.

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