LC #42 Pipers Alley

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09-04-2007, 06:34 PM
im trying to bind my character to my rig but only the torso and hip controls work with the mesh while the other controls wen i move them, do not move the mesh (the arms, legs). Only the bones move. i selected the root joint and then the skin to bind, so now i dont know whats going on, First time having this problem. Can anyone help me? itd be greatly appreciated. Thanks

09-04-2007, 07:27 PM
make sure the first smooth bind option is set to "joint heirarchy" instead of "selected joints".

09-04-2007, 09:41 PM
thanks but thats what it was on originally. It seems that that isn't what's causing my problem. Any other suggestions?

09-04-2007, 10:49 PM
at all? like in the component editor or when u paint skin weight.

09-04-2007, 10:54 PM
Delete the history before bind. Also, when you've bound it , see if the channels are grey for translation and rotation on the mesh, otherwise it may not be properly setuped.


09-05-2007, 05:37 AM
To make sure that only the joints you want to influence your rig end up actually end up in the skinCluster, shift select each joint one by one, then shift select the geometry and smooth bind with the Bind To option set to Selected Joints (make sure maintain max influences is turned off, causes headaches later when it comes to weighting). You will need to skin weight this later on if you're not getting exactly the deformation you want.

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