Link goal of IK chain to geometry?

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Old 01 January 2013   #1
Link goal of IK chain to geometry?

Hey all,

I've run into a little problem that i cant seem to solve.

I'm working on a very simple robotic arm, i made some bones and linked them with a IK Limb solver.

I want to add a control object at the end of that IK Limb solver chain but i cant seem to be able to connect a object to the IK Chain goal icon.

Is it possible to have a IK chain get controlled by a piece of geometry?
 
Old 01 January 2013   #2
Do you want to attach it to the surface of the geometry at a certain location? The attachment constraint will work for that.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #3
Apologies for the late reply.

I got it working by linking a dummy or a point helper, with the "Select and link"option, to the IK Goal.

Thanks for the quick reply and advice!
 
Old 01 January 2013   #4
Quote: I got it working by linking a dummy or a point helper, with the "Select and link"option, to the IK Goal.
This will result in a dummy following the IK goal.

If you want to control the IK chain with geometry you'll need to select/link the IK goal to something, not the other way around.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #5
Yeah, you're right.

Probably mixed it up while typing.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #6
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