Landing gear problem

I am currently working on a sci-fi, retracting, landing gear, which will be animated, and used in the game engine, by using bones. I have parented all the bones to the meshes, and now I have a problem. I am trying to use constraints, in order to move the opposite sides of the bones, or “claws” together simultaneously, in order to retract, but the constraints won’t comply with me.:mad: I would like to know if someone has a solution to this problem. Also I would like to know what, and how, would I able to use a null. Thanks.:slight_smile:


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Alright I have fixed the problem I had:). Now I have another one. I am trying to now be able to use it for the game engine, and now, I do not know what to do. I have tried to have the bones, and meshes parented to the ship, but they seem to fail. I had also tried using different combinations of object types, for the physics, but I didn’t have much luck either.I am open to any good sugestions.

To retract the bay doors, and the landing gear, just press W.


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there are rigging and animation tuts on youtube. You can control animation of the landing gear just by a single control bone, it is much more handy.