View Full Version : adding a joint to already skinned character bad?

07 July 2003, 05:01 AM
i have my character skinned and weighted. but im importing it to Motion Buildernow. so i want to have all the correct bones that MB asks and the extra joints. if i just add like a joing in my upleg, and have its weights at 0 so the skin isnt effected will this be a terrible thing? or is there a script i should get?

07 July 2003, 11:00 AM
try to add them as "influence " in :
skin\edit smooth skin\add influence

07 July 2003, 01:23 PM
well i want the joints to have no effect, they are just needed for motion builder.

07 July 2003, 01:52 PM
Just make sure that in your add influences option box, you have lock weights ticked and the weight is set to 0. This way it will have no effect on your skin. You can also disable weight normalization and set it to 0 in the component editor.


07 July 2003, 02:39 PM
i dont want any influence objects?

07 July 2003, 10:23 AM
I gues joints and influence objects behave exactly the same, except that infl. obj. can take the shape into account.

07 July 2003, 10:38 AM
Expecially if its actually not going to have any affect at all, then it really doesnt matter. antweiler is right, it's like a jiggle and softbodies, they really are the same thing, its just a jiggle is a softbody with springs already setup. Influences get weighted just like joints, thats why they fall under the smoothskin section of the component editor.

I say use them if it's just for MB export purposes.

Good Luck :thumbsup:


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