Why cant I rig

Hello I’m not new to blender but one of the things I just suck at is rigging. I’m unsure if someone here could take a stab at rigging my little robot. I feel like this is my third time trying and I’m at the point of giving up. https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3klx2v0ldypoyw/Gbot2023-seprate.blend?dl=0

What specific issues are you having? When I open the file, I see a couple things. First, your robot doesn’t seem to be parented to the armature, and second when it is parented, your armature isn’t uniformly scaled, so the deformations are wonky. When I hit apply scale on the armature and parented the mesh to the rig, it worked as I would expect for the rig presented. What kind of rig are you looking to make?

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Without knowing the specifics of what you’re looking for in a rig, I would rig it something like this.

G_De thank you for your amazing help. I was so lost. Here is hoping that my next rigging will be a single mesh and not a kit bashed monster that I have butchered. Please let me know your socials as I would love to drop them in the title sequence of my YouTube video that this robot is in.

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Thanks. I’ve mostly never figured out social media, :sweat_smile: but I post art at these links.