Twist bones for the thigh in a human rig?



using twist bones for the underarm (elbow -> palm) twist seems obvious. Using one for the upper arm (shoulder -> elbow) also seems to produce nicer results for me. I’m currently using 3 segments for the former and 2 for the latter.

My question is tho, if it makes sense to use twist bones for the thigh as well? I was thinking of splitting the thigh in 2 as well, to get better deformation for the hip area when the knee points more to the right or left instead of straight ahead. But I’m unsure if that would make it look less realistic.

Thanks in advance.


I would setup the twist joints on the thigh in the same way as you setup the twist joints on the upper arm, that will work well.