armature trouble

I am trying to make a 3rd person shooter for the second time and i keep getting bone heat weight failure to find solution to one or more bones. i have tried everything, and nothing works can you help me.

[Argh - double post.]

I am not familiar with that error. Maybe someone else can solve this sight unseen, but I am going to need a .blend. Can you post it + describe what you do to exercise the error?


i have get that error when i have modelled something with mesh islands, ie, a skirt, hat, bracelet or something else. maybe you can get the error with non-manifold problems too. finally i have separated the model into several pieces, and maybe some hand weighting.

how do i add my .blend file it wont let me attach it