View Full Version : maya: smoth vs rigid bind?

12 December 2002, 07:02 PM
i know the major differences between the two and i have used smooth bind in the past to bind a complex horse character. i'm just curious which is considered to be the "best" binding method. i'm under the impression rigid binding is more popular. is that true? it seems like you can get the same results with both, just in different ways. is one faster than the other in terms of evaluation speed when one is animating the rig? thanks. :)

12 December 2002, 01:14 AM
it's an easy question (i think). someone must have an answer! :)

12 December 2002, 04:00 AM
With smoothbind you can do rigid style binding if you please. Just wieght the verts you want rigid to 1. Overall I think smooth bind is more flexible and therefore superior to rigid bind.

12 December 2002, 04:47 AM
Thank you! That's very helpful

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