Animation of any kind can be a long and tedious process. Even when animating aircraft, there is much work involved to fine-tune the flight path for a ‘natural’ look. With the Craft Airplane plug-in for 3ds max and Maya, real-world simulations of aircraft can be recorded from a simple joystick input.
Craft Airplane records input fromt he pitch, roll, and bank axes, as well as speed (forward and backward), horizontal, and vertical movement.
Craft Airplane can be ordered for $599 or $829 for the extended version.
For a demonstration of the plug-in, click here.
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