View Full Version : maya - can you add geometry after binding?

01 January 2003, 06:38 AM
I've done a good amount of weighting on a character and I just realized I don't have enough geometry for good deformations in the hands. if i unbind, add geometry, and rebind, will it preserve my weights? i'm guessing probably not but i'd like to hear it from the experts before i give up and start over. yes/no? thanks. :)

01 January 2003, 09:12 PM
If you unbind geometry with the "delete history" option turned off (in the options dialog for unbind) then when you rebind to the skeleton all your weighting will be preserved. Another option is to go to and look for the saveWeights.mel script that Big Idea released. It allows you to save off a mesh's weights either by point order (if you aren't adding any geometry) or by world/local point position (if you are adding geometry or changing the topology.) The saveWeights script is incredibly useful when weighting characters.

Hope this helps,
Michael Duffy

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