- Rigging is the most important part of character animation and it’s becomes much more than frustrating when a project demands animating lots of characters. As it is not always possible to use inbuilt tools of 3d animation software’s, the CG Artists writes various scripts to avoid repeating TDS jobs while rigging and among these thousands of scripts some have evolved to be very useful and widely used by CG artists. Just like recently updated Puppetshop plug-in for 3ds Max, the Automatron is a powerful new character animation tool for 3ds Max 8 and up, designed and written by Andy Murdock of 'Lots of Robots', the creator of the animated movie ‘LOR’. Automatron was made by Andy to solve many of his frustrations that he had encountered while doing character animation. Automatron was created in MaxScript and the Rig is made up of only 3ds max objects and 3dsMax controllers. That means your Automatron will be forward compatible with any copy of 3ds max 8 and up, even if you don’t have Automatron. There are no 3ds Max plugins to install on net-render machines, and you can freely send your Automatron scenes to colleges and clients without the need of them having the Automatron Tool. Check it out right away. Automartron for 3ds Max - Link*
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