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

How do I constrain a bone to roll only

Recommended Posts

I don't want the bone to change the direction it's pointing. In other words, I want it to be able to rotate, not translate.

 

Use the constraint "roll like" to whatever bone (target bone) you want it to "roll like". Do not use "orient like".

 

The bone that you have constrained to roll like the target bone will not translate if you translate the target bone. If you also use the constraint "Translate to" the target bone, then the bone will also translate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I may be misunderstanding you but I don't want the bone to roll like another bone. I only want it to roll. Like, for example, a wheel on a car. But this is actually part of a joint on a robot's arm. It should only be able to rotate in one axis, whilst (I think I'm using that word correctly :D ) another part of the shoulder joint rotates along another axis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you only want a bone to rotate on 1 axis when animating - then you can change the manipulator options. See the screen capture, where I've restrained a bone to rotate only on the z axis

 

However if you are rigging something, and have a hierarachy of bones, I suspect you will have to use constraints, depending on your rig.

 

You would have to post what your model, rig looks like and what you are currently doing.

rotateZaxis.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I may be misunderstanding you but I don't want the bone to roll like another bone. I only want it to roll. Like, for example, a wheel on a car. But this is actually part of a joint on a robot's arm. It should only be able to rotate in one axis, whilst (I think I'm using that word correctly :D ) another part of the shoulder joint rotates along another axis.

 

 

Can yo show us what you are trying to do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sorry if my description of what I wanted wasn't clear. I found it though. I was looking for a spherical limit where the min and max longitude and latitude are 0 but the min and max rolls are -180 and 180 respectively.

 

The only think I wanted that bone to be able to do was roll, nothing else.

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...