Jump to content
Hash, Inc. Forums
Sign in to follow this  
brainmuffin

Where do I go now?

Recommended Posts

I'm trying to improve my rigs. I can make a simple rig with IK legs and FK arms, but I'm at a loss as to where to go from there. I'd like to be able to rig and arm capable of IK/FK switching, for example, but I've no idea where to look for instruction. I remember long ago (back when there was still an ARM) there used to be more advanced rigging tutorials, but they seem to be gone now. Does anyone know of anything that might help me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm trying to improve my rigs. I can make a simple rig with IK legs and FK arms, but I'm at a loss as to where to go from there. I'd like to be able to rig and arm capable of IK/FK switching, for example, but I've no idea where to look for instruction. I remember long ago (back when there was still an ARM) there used to be more advanced rigging tutorials, but they seem to be gone now. Does anyone know of anything that might help me?

 

Holmes did an excellent video tut on A:M films in which he describes IK/FK switching (it's in part 2 of his "creating basic rig" series)

 

Essentially it is a matter of having a pose ON/OFF and creating the constraints for when the pose is ON (say IK), setting the enforcement for those constraints to 100% and then creating the constraints for when the pose is OFF and setting the enforcements = 0%, and vice versa for FK. In addition one sets which bones/nulls are to be hidden or visible based on whether IK or FK is desired.

 

It's confusing only in keeping things straight, but works quite well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Nancy, that should be a good start. I see there's also some hand gizmo tutorials there too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And after you digest Holmes knowledge, you may find it useful to dissect a rig that does something you like and figure out how it works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...