Please don’t just say “do a search” I would really like some help. I am trying to figure out how armatures work. If you know of a tutorial on it please tell me. I am trying to animate a simple tube like in this tut. http://mmaigrot.free.fr/didac-blender/ikas/ikas-eng/ik-p2.html but it doesn’t explain how it was done. I can’t figure it out ( im stupid ) pleassssee help me.
There’s a sticky topic at the top of this forum entitled “Current list of Tutorials etc.”. Use your browser’s search function to look for the word “armature”
I’m glad too see you can read
OK maybe I wasnot clear about my problem. I have done a search and did find many tutorials on animating characters. My problem is that some of the tuts that i found where either dead links, or they were about the older versions of blender that didn’t have armatures. A couple of tutorials i have found about armatures explain how to minipulate the bones and do ik solvers and all that but do not explain how to deform a mesh using armatures. I am trying to move a models arm w/ an armature so that i can bend his elbow, wrist etc… I can’t get it to work. If i seperate the mesh, ie., hand, forearm, upperarm. I can child it to the corisponding bone and walla. The problem is if i lift his arm you can see right into the models chest cavity. Now we can’t have that can we. So like i said in my first post PLEASE DO NOT just tell me to do a search. I have many times found some really cool stuff but not what i am trying to find.
alright i got it … yea YEA wohooowwwwoowoow
I tried it again and i found the step i was missing. I was forgeting to change the name of the bones to match the names of the groups. Thanks anyway
Hehe that’s kinda funny that you’d lash back saying not to tell you to do a search because I searched on that topic and found this link:
I know you wrote not to tell you to search, but the truth is- I found that link by searching in a matter of seconds. It’s not that hard. It’s very much working also. Not trying to be harsh, but don’t be so ignorant next time.
I also found these tutorials by searching in these forums:
http://members.yourlink.net/gruff/bones/index.html (bone setup)
http://www.selleri.org/Blender/tuts/Pistons.pdf (bone setup)
http://blenderchar.weirdhat.com/tutorials.php (setup w/ instructions on vertex grouping)
yea sorry bout that i did find most (3) of the tuts that you posted but they did n’t work mainly because i forgot to change the names (sombody shoot me) but really i am sorry for getting carried away i was just getting very very frustrated with the whole thing.
you’re happier now?!
wew thanks theeth i feel much better now