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12 December 2008, 10:51 AM
How to create independet hips control? Are there any tutorials available?

12 December 2008, 11:02 AM
I think if you train yourself in breakdancing someday you will be able to do it! :D

Just kidding! Better if you say which software you are using... but for sure there are a bunch of rigs ready to animate for your software. So a good option would be to tear those rigs apart and study them...

12 December 2008, 11:54 AM
Thanks IkerCLoN ( :)

I'm using Maya

12 December 2008, 03:31 PM
one of the easiest methods is to create another joint below the root, that is the parent of your legs. This joint is sometimes called the pelvis joint. It holds the same location in space as the root, but since its a child, it won't affect the root, but will rotate anything below it on the hierarchy... should look something like this:

...|---Pelvis (same world space as root)
.............|--- leftHip
.............|--- rightHip

Or, there could be any variation therein. Experiment with it.

12 December 2008, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the replies :) Very helpful

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