Doing tutorial: not rigging properly

I am following the tutorial “Introduction to Character animation” at

I ama up to rigging the lower body, but it is not moving as intended. When I move the ‘leg.l’ bone (a handle coming from the ankle to control the foot and the rest), the bone disconnects and moves away, leaving the rest of the left leg still. When I move the ‘leg.r’ bone it works fine: I can make him do all sorts of funky kicks and dances.

The settings on both legs look the same, and they should be symmetrical anyway. What could be wrong here? I’ve attached my file so others can play with the model if they wish.

Thanks for reading :smiley:


mytutorial10.blend (278 KB)