View Full Version : Maya: want to keep position of constraind object

03 March 2003, 11:23 PM
When I constrain an object between two locators the object moves to a 50/50 position in-between the locators. Is there a way or a script that keeps the object in position????


03 March 2003, 11:29 PM
in which position do you want to keep it?

and keep in mind that position constrain means exactly that.. Position!.. so it'll move it to the position of your source..


03 March 2003, 11:44 PM
I want to keep the objekts original position!!

but I still want it to be affected by the two locators!!

Its for my spine setup, and i want to constrain a cluster between two controls, but I don't want it to move!!


03 March 2003, 01:20 AM

so you have two nodes which you want to constrain a cluster between, but youd on't want the cluster to move when you make the constraint?

duplicate the cluster handle twice, and constrain the cluster to those two duplicated handles. Then parent the duplicated nodes to the respective nodes you want the cluster to be under.

that way clusterHandle1 is constrained to clusterHandle1_const1 and clusterHandle1_const2.. and clusterHandle1_const1 is a child of locator1, and clusterHandle1_const2 is a child of locator2.

p.s. I'll check out the note ya sent me tonight when I get home if I finish my taxes. :)


03 March 2003, 08:53 AM
Thanks Jason,
as always you save the day!!

Taxes...hmm sounds like fun....not! .-))


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