When in object mode I put the base bones in another layer, but the base bones do not show with the model as some tutorial claim. When I put the base bones in another layer, the model does not show bones to generate after I hit the space bar to get the generate rig option, instead I get a few bones in the back of the model. Please help.

rigify will fail if the generated rig and the metarig are not on the same layer, make sure they are on the same layer


oops wrong thread :slight_smile:

That shouldn’t be the case. I put the metarig and rig on different layers while working all the time, and there’s nothing in the code that would create such a requirement.

You do need both the rig and metarig visible, however. So if they are on different layers, and one of the layers is hidden, it will fail.