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oliversimonnet
01-22-2011, 11:56 AM
Hey guys.
I have been looking and looking for a tutorial (Written or video) on how to rig a "hydraulic piston" but i cannot find anything any ware.

Does any one know were i can find a tutorial?

nickdigital
01-22-2011, 12:13 PM
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90085&highlight=piston

oliversimonnet
01-22-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the link Nicksigital
But im looking to rig this kind of a piston:

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92080&d=1295720749

OnlineRender
01-22-2011, 12:52 PM
can you not use bones and just cheat ?

oliversimonnet
01-22-2011, 12:57 PM
I would but the pistons are on a robot leg.
i found a PDF tutorial on how to rig this kind of a piston with IK once but I cannot find it any ware now.

nickdigital
01-22-2011, 02:16 PM
You should just be able to have each piece target the other.

[edit]
See the attached files. LW complains about some cyclic dependency but the file works.

stiff paper
01-22-2011, 03:16 PM
http://www.flexomizer.com/post/Rigging-Hydraulic-Pistons-in-Lightwave.aspx

oliversimonnet
01-22-2011, 03:41 PM
@nickdigital: thanks for the files, that was exactly what i was looking fore :)
@Cardboard: thanks for the link also