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Old 14-09-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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So i'm working on a walk cycle and I got the legs going properly but I can't select the pivot points of the skeleton on the foot, to give me the bend from the toes. (so it just a rigid foot) here is a screenie to give you a better idea of what I mean:
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Old 14-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #2
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An animator should never have to select the individual joints to animate. Is there a control for the toes? Check the channel box of the foot control to see if there's an attribute for a toe bend.
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Nope, can't find anything in there... so should it be bending by itself, like the knee? I didn't make this cahracter by the way, I downloaded it from here: http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downlo...-Guy-4284.html mabye someone could take a look
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Old 15-09-2008, 07:49 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Hoshi87
An animator should never have to select the individual joints to animate. Is there a control for the toes? Check the channel box of the foot control to see if there's an attribute for a toe bend.
So bassically using IK manually without control curves or FKs isn't a good practice for animation ? I"m still a newbie although I'm actually getting a walk cycle and breif animation together that I'm happywitht for my first structured attempt.
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jm82792: No, using an IK manually without curves isn't good practice either. It's easy to mess up the IK and break it. Control curves allow you to zero out your translations easily from pose to pose. Professionally an animator should be able to create poses from a rig without ever touching a joint or IK.
It's great you're working on your first animation. Keep working on those walk cycles

0Dudeman0: I opened up that file for the basic guy. Click on either of his red or green foot controls. In the channel box is an attribute for Ball_Roll. Click on the word Ball_Roll then middle mouse drag left or right in your perspective (or whatever view you're in) to play with the numbers. I hope this helps.
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hey! I can bend the foot now, thanks so much Hoshi! I will upload the walk cycle on show you all when it is done!
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