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How to build a tower crane. rig or not?

Hi!

I haven’t used rig and bones and trying to learn. So i have started with a simple tower crane from a YouTube clipp - YouTube

My goal is to move the crane arm and hook with keyboard or mouse.

So i have made the model in 3ds max as the video shows.

But I dont now the next step.

Do I need a skeleton?

When do you need bones? In the video there is only link and constrains. Shall I add bones? In 3ds max or directly in UE4?

Attached a image of the 3ds max hierarchy and UE4 import.

All help are most welcomed

Regards steeljaeger

you could probably just attach the sections with sockets that you could rotate or extend as needed… not sure, but i dont see why it wouldnt work