Rigify problems with old projects 2.79

I have this problem since I changed to blender 2.8, when i try to work with a rigged characters created in blender 2.79 now in 2.8 and 3.0 most recently; there is no buttons and some functions are broken.

First of all the buttons originally are located in the “item” panel with a lot of options for some controls.

BUT if you open an old model some controls are missing and located in a “MISC” panel

And some others are in a “rigify” panel

And the most frustrating, when you want to use the snap IK to FK an error appears

The one solution that I find is re-generate the rig from the metarig, but if you make some changues to the bones its so anoying.


I think there are 2 options:

  1. re-generate the rig with the current rigify version
  2. finish your project in 2.79 where it works.

It’s not only a rigify problem, my custom rigs also get partly broken between 2.79 and 2.9, I just live with it, I’m finishing one animation in 2.79, and rig new things in 2.9 (or 3.0 when it’s more stable).