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pigbelly
03-24-2003, 01:33 AM
Hi!

I have some trouble with Mayas local axis.

I want to transfer a joints local axis orientation to a nurbscurve but without moving the curves worldspace position!!
Say you have done a control shape out of a nurbscurve and you want to orient constrain a bone to it. For this to work the local Axis of the two must be the same or else the bone will flip right?
so I want to "get" the local orientation of the joint over to the nurbscurve and by doing so I will hopefully be able to orient constrain the bone without any flipping!?

I have dabbled a bit with Mel and was convinced that I had found the answer in xform. but it stops working if I rotate the parent joint!!



So any ideas???
/Tommie

sedric
03-26-2003, 01:16 AM
if the curve shifts, you can always just go into componant mode, select all of the CVs, and move the curve back to where you want it to be......

just a thought....

if not, you may find this thread to be useful.

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49375

hope this stuff helps,

sedric

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