Armature won't connect to the mesh - doesn't influence it at all

Hi all!

Ok, obviously I am doing something wrong because I am trying to attach my armature to my model, but no matter what I do it doesn’t seem to influence it.

I have tried the Armature Modifier but it seems to have no effect and I have also tried to older CTRL + P way (to no avail). I read somewhere that if you add empty groups into the vertex controls that can help to make the modifier work but that didn’t work either.

If anyone can shed some light on what I am doing wrong, that would be absolutely fantastic thanks.


here is a great tutorial

Thanks a lot! :slight_smile:

If all else fails, recalculate normals on your mesh before parenting. Select all, Ctrl-N. I’ve noticed a few times that automatic weights will fail without an error message (simply creating empty vertex groups), but if I recalculate normals first it works perfectly. Even if normals are already all pointing the right way. Weird, but try it.