Arm bends wrong way (max)

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  11 November 2002
Arm bends wrong way (max)

Ok another newbie question.

Ive been following this tutorial from maxtd (excellent)
everything works fine, except my mesh holds its arm a bit differently, that is the elbows are facing my models back. Thumbs are pointing up.

This means that when i apply the HI solver my poor mesh breaks its arms in a rather unsettling manner.

Is there any way to change the orientation of the Hi solver?
Or is it something else i should do. Like i said im a total newbie when it comes to rigging, and i just want that damned mesh to behave like i want.

  11 November 2002
Dunno if it's what you need, but select the ik goal and look into motion pannel. You should find a defualt angle for the swivel plane (I'm writing from memory...). Try changing this value (usually from 0 to 90 or -90 etc).

Hope helpfull

  11 November 2002
you can also create a target object for the swivel angle, like a sphere for example.
Select the IK handle, go to motion panel, find the pick target box and then select the object that will be the target.
AS you move the target the joint will orientate towards it.
  11 November 2002
Thanks guys!

Kiboost:im trying this but the swivel angle affects the hands also, but maybe i can rotate them back to their original position and still get predictable results.

Srv: Im going to have to try that just to see it :-)

  01 January 2006
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