3D Studio Max Skeleton question

In general - how do you get it to work? My school has a few copies of vR3.1 by kinetix, which is more or less max 5 by discreet. Anyway, I’ve tinkered with it a bit, and I’ve more or less got everything to work (maybe not exactly how I want it - but working none the less) except the skeleton. Could someone maybe just give a quick run down of the basics? I can take it from there.

Thanks in advance!
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