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08 August 2002, 11:13 PM
anyone know of any good bones rigging and applications of bones tutorials? i'm having problems figuring out pun intended. i'm having problems attaching the dummies.

08 August 2002, 11:56 PM

these rock for max! :)

08 August 2002, 02:23 AM
Excellent ttutorials. know of any video tutorials? i'd like to see this visually. i think it'd be easier if this dummy could see how the dummies are linked to the bones.

08 August 2002, 02:52 AM
sorry, I dont know of any off hand. What in particular are you having problems with? The basic idea to link a dummy to a bone would be:

click 'select & link' tool
click on the dummy & drag the dotted line to the bone you want to link to, then release.

that will link the dummy to the bone so that it inherits the bones position, rotation & scale transforms.

08 August 2002, 02:54 AM
i think the problem is figuring out what to do after that. after i link the dummy to the bone, i notice that the bone and dummy move but everything stays in place. it's like it's been unlinked to the main bone chain.

08 August 2002, 03:13 AM
that sounds like a wierd one. Is anything else previously linked to the dummy?

08 August 2002, 02:26 AM
Be Careful which way you are linking.

If you link the Bone to the Dummy, then the previous link (bone -> skin) could eb broken.

The bone must be the parent of the Dummy, not the other way around.

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