Mirroring actions for an arm armature

I’ve gone and created an arm armature and I created actions for it in the action editor.


Now I want to also create the left arm and mirror all of the actions. I’ve tried scaling by -1 along the x axis in edit mode and then flipping the names of the bones. Then I tried to copy a pose and paste the x-flipped version. This however produced the following:


I’m not sure what went wrong here, and I don’t know if this is even the right approach. Any help would be appreciated.

Sometimes you just have to shake it to make it work. :slight_smile:

  1. Go into edit mode on your armature.
  2. In the tool panel make sure x mirror is checked.
  3. Grab all the right hand bones.
  4. Hit “G” to start a transform, but cancel it.
  5. Your left hand bones should pop into place.
  6. Exit edit mode and enter pose mode for your armature.
  7. Try using the copy and paste functions. It should work now.

Good luck!

Worked like a charm, thanks a lot. :slight_smile: