Maya beginner rig question

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Old 04 April 2013   #1
Maya beginner rig question

Hey there,

trying my hand at some simple rigging bits and have a quick question, basically I'm wondering how / if you can bind a piece of geometry to a curve?





I come from a softimage background where this is easly done, however when I select the geometry and the curves and try binding them, maya tells me that no joints are selected, I assume I am missing an easy step here?



Thanks

Pete
 
Old 04 April 2013   #2
Use Add Influence (Skin > Edit Smooth Skin) to "bind" curves or other geometry to a mesh. You need to smooth bind your mesh first though (you can bind it to a single joint, eg), then add your influences by selecting first your mesh then a curve and Add Influence. That should get you going.
 
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