View Full Version : Help ! my arm broke :(

04 April 2003, 11:53 AM
I have a little rig i made (my first one :love: ) i have ik handles for the legs and arms.

I saved the scence and closed it.... when i came back to it the ik handles for the legs work fine but the arms don't they stay stiff :( i've tried rebooting and placing the handles again but it didn't help :(

04 April 2003, 12:30 AM
Did the IK work fine before you closed the scene?

What might have happened is that the joints in the arms, were created too straight. IK needs some sort of bend in the joint so it knows how to calculate direction. Try deleting you IK handles, then rotate the elbow joint the direction you want the arm to bend, a tiny bit is good enough. Then go to the animate menu then Skeletion>>Set Preferred Angle, and then rotate your arm back to the position you want. Now when you apply the new IK handle the arm should bend properly.

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