View Full Version : Very simple IK Question

10 October 2005, 04:55 PM

I just made an IK_hierarchy for one leg following the turorialscenes in the messiahfile. Ok, so far so good, now I have one little problem with the rotation of the left food:

As you can see, I just moved the controlnull of the leg upwards, but the foodbone seems to rotating (in H-rotaion)-> The bone should keep the old orientation (no rotaion in H when moving the null).
Some help would be very nice - I hope you know the problem.



10 October 2005, 08:37 PM
make sure the knee doesnt bend in pitch axis and make sure that you set the ankle as an IK anchor.

10 October 2005, 02:15 AM
Thx stooch,

Anklenull is already anchor (named end_R in my case). How can I disable pitch rotating for a special bone?


10 October 2005, 06:42 AM
Hi Philipp,

in the 'Animate/Inverse Kinematics' tab you can set the stiffness to 1.0 for pitch, that avoids the bending in that direction.

Personally, I don't quite like the leg rig described in the tutorials. You can check out this thread ( or this thread ( for further references on leg setups.

10 October 2005, 01:36 PM
The for the links, the first one I already knew (absolutley incredible), the second one has great rigs. The tip with the stiffnes doesn't helped - the problem keeps.


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