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06-17-2003, 05:03 PM
The Jason Schleifer jsOrientJointUI.mel has a Z up and Z down option. Which one to choose?

06-17-2003, 05:29 PM
Usually Z-up. Sometimes if a joint chain zig-zags you have to use a combination of the 2 if you want all the X rotations to be going in the same direction.

06-17-2003, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the fast reply.

06-18-2003, 10:17 PM
You need to display the local rotation axis of all your joints.

If you create a chain of joints and run the script on all of them using Z up, you'll see that the Z points one way in some and in the opposite direction on others. Choose which way you would like them to point and then go and do Z down on all the ones that are pointing in the opposite direction to the direction you want. After you've done that, they should all end up facing the same direction.

Hope you get all of that :thumbsup:


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