View Full Version : Need help in binding skins please

03 March 2010, 07:59 AM
Hello everyone. I'm using Maya 2009 and this is my second day in rigging my character. After binding head to the root joint, I started moving the joints and there is very dark shadows even in front view. I think its not normal because I'm following the "Digital Tutors: Facial Rigging". This is my second time binding and this is the first time happened to me and its like baked shadows.

Please help. What should I do? Is their a way to turn off the shadows? I can't continue in rigging like this. I don't have any lights in the port view, I tried checking quality rendering and its default, also tried resetting my preferences. Thanks for any help you can give

03 March 2010, 02:57 PM
I think the normals of your mesh might be locked
In the polygons module..
Goto Normals > Unlock Normals in the menu.
It will leave history on your mesh.
Try this (post 3)
To get rid of undesired history , or just export skin weights and just unlock the normals and delete history before you bind.

Hope it helps.

03 March 2010, 02:30 AM
Hey Derik thank you very much it really worked I can't believe it my problem is solved now I can continue rigging woohoo! thanks again:applause::applause::applause:

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