Rigging Issue

Hey there, I’m brand new to the forums. I’m having an issue with my rig. Its a minecraft rig… and I’m following this tutorial… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVATWUqqhlI&index=2&list=PLnrsbUUXiX9WdwP-TZoxCFtGA3puaYVlc
When I parent the mesh to the bone with automatic weights it screws up the mesh.

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

I’d really like some help. Thanks

please provide a file, post it to www.pasteall.org/blend. With a file I gurantee your problem will be solved in minutes. without - well you can see how much hel yu r getting.

Is your armature in rest position when you parent it to the mesh?
You could try just adding an armature modifier to the mesh and set it to use your armature. Then weight paint the mesh to the armature.