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01 January 2004, 06:51 PM
I have created a spline for the spine of an eight legged creature.
the spline is an ideal control for the style of movement I want the creature to produce. the problem is that the spline is anchored by a handle which cannot be moved this makes my model stationary. is there any way to have this handle move with my model.

01 January 2004, 11:02 PM
Parent the handle to the root node, or any node that is a child of what you want to move.

01 January 2004, 03:54 AM
Ckerr812 has a good idea for how to move the entire curve node, but maybe what you need is a different control.
Spline IK is really geared more for animating a curve. You have to actually modify the curve points to get the whole thing to move.

Since this is a pain in the butt, what you can do is select the curve CV and then in the animation menu create a cluster for it. Now at least you have something that you can select easliy and translate about.

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