View Full Version : RIgging a tongue

12 December 2002, 04:21 PM
L rig a tongue in maya with IKspline a put a skeleton a ikspline and l animate the tongue with the offset on the ikspline............but if l turn the head the tongue twist to rest in rotation Y she dont still in the same position.............if anyone know the prob l can ship you my rig of tongue

01 January 2003, 03:53 PM
have you tried using blendshapes to animate the tongue? that way you might be able to simplify things somewhat by just linking it to the head bone and making blendshapes for the sounds "L" "th" etc etc might be easier than working it all out whylst actually doing the speaking etc.

01 January 2003, 04:00 PM
My techniques l swear is much better than blendshapes but l got that little **** and this tongue will be perfect

01 January 2003, 01:09 PM
if you are using spline ik then you have a curve controling the ik and if it isn't following your character at all then the tounge will never move.... what i ussually do is create clusters to control the curve and parent the clusters to the skeleton, usuallay you will want to make RELATIVE clusters when you parent them to the skel... then to animate you just move the clusters.... or make controlers to move them.. hope that helps.... ;)

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