Craft ExtraWheel is a simulator for wheels. This animation tool makes it easy for the user to create realistic simulations for wheels in motion. The user links the model that will be rendered to Craft ExtraWheel for it to inherit it’s movement. All Craft ExtraWheels parameters can be altered in real time and may create some very peculiar shape changes during recording.
The surface on which Craft Extra Wheel drives can take any shape, be upside down or twist oddly. Surfaces can even be animated during recording with Craft Extra Wheel.
Craft Extra Wheel can also be combined with other products from Craft Director Studio. For example: it is possible to use Craft 4-wheeler (Extended) and Craft Trailer together with Craft Extra Wheel to create a truck.
| Optimizing the scene
It’s wise to optimize the scene before starting to recording the animation. The scene is optimized by decreasing the amount of polygons shown during the recording. This is achieved by hiding objects not crucial to the part of the scene to be animated. Another tip is to use Craft Bounding Poly, which temporary lowers the amount of polygons for selected objects and allows for a smoother recording.
Simulates driving on gravel.
Locks the wheels.
Spinners enables the change of parameter values with an input controller in real-time.