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Animating a Grappling Hook in Maya
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Released Oct 1, 2012
Delano Athias

Pluralsight

Delano Athias
In this series of Maya tutorials we will learn techniques for animating a grappling hook in Maya. Our goal is to create an efficient rig with a sufficient amount of control. We'll learn how to, then, animate this prop, and its rope to behave naturally. We'll also learn how to work with a set of rigging and animation tools in Maya that will help us produce a very entertaining outcome. By the end of this tutorial, you will have the skills needed to animate your very own grappling hook.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:33
Where to begin?
2

Where to begin?

 
05:41
Starting on the rope's rig
3

Starting on the rope's rig

 
11:54
Creating the rope
4

Creating the rope

 
05:39
Adding controls to the rope
5

Adding controls to the rope

 
08:36
Cleaning up the rope's rig and planning the animation
6

Cleaning up the rope's rig and planning the animation

 
02:17
Animating the rope being released from the grappling gun
7

Animating the rope being released from the grappling gun

 
03:53
Animating forces in the rope
8

Animating forces in the rope

 
05:29
Fine-tuning the rope's behavior
9

Fine-tuning the rope's behavior

 
07:15
Animating the grappling hook and cleaning up the scene
10

Animating the grappling hook and cleaning up the scene

 
10:17