View Full Version : gimbal lock

11 November 2002, 08:43 PM
I am curious to what is the downfall to using locally based co-ords on bones such as the thigh bone and the upper arm. It avoids gimbal lock (right?) so is there a downfall as well otherwise you would think that it would be the default setup. Just curious.

11 November 2002, 09:31 PM
There should be no downfall.....I use Record Pivot Rotation to fix Gimbal Lock all teh time....

11 November 2002, 09:46 PM
Thanks proton,
and thank god for record pivot point rotation :) I forgot that rotation based on the local co-ords is still calculated through the parent co-ords, so does that mean you can still have gimbal lock when things are controlled by local co-ords? Also, does it become difficult editting channels when local coords are used, i can kinda seehow it could be, but haven't worked on any big project with LW yet so I have yet to run into any hair pulling situations of this sort.

Thanks again

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