View Full Version : Rig Question: SHOVEL!

05 May 2007, 09:42 AM
Howdy, thought id put this question out there, see what happens.

I have a full rig and need a character digging a hole. My question to you, sir, is how would you go about making the shovel rig?

The thing is that there are potentially 2 pivot points, one at the handle of the shovel, and one half way down the shaft.

Im a parent constraint lover and basically dont use anything else ;) Im curious as to how you would approach this though, I imagine there are more creative ways to go about it.

06 June 2007, 03:24 PM

First, I would try the easy way, by constraining both hands to a shovel and animate that shovel.

Of cuz a shovel needs two pivots, but that`s not hard to achieve, right? :)

If that wouldn`t work well, I would then try to play with switchin between two constraints:

1. left hand leads, and right hand follows the shovel
2. right hand leads, and left hand follows the shovel

Blah... only talkin about it give me the creeps ;)

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