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Old 04-09-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Spline IK/Curve animation problem

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I'm trying to animate the curve (as shown in the following pictures) to control the animation of the bound skin. However, no matter whether I set keyframes manually or auto-keyframe, the CVs don't get animated over time, and thus neither does the geometry.

This has got to be easier than I'm making it. Can someone please help?

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I also posted this in the Newbie Forum (for which I qualify, but maybe the subject does not). Tried to delete it, but didn't have the authority.
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i don't see the problem - in the second pic it looks fine.
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i don't see the problem - in the second pic it looks fine.
The pics are just for illustration. The problem is that I don't seem to be able to animate this transformation.

I expect i'm doing something really stupid--it's been known to happen.
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how are you setting keys - are you making sure you have the joint selected and then just pressing s? don't know too much about animation i'm afraid...
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how are you setting keys - are you making sure you have the joint selected and then just pressing s? don't know too much about animation i'm afraid...
Using Shift W and Shift E, usually. But I'm selecting the curve, rather than the joint.

OK, I tried selecting the joint and several methods of setting keys--still nothing.

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and you've been moving the time slider, right...?

I don't know mate - hopefully someone with a bit more experience and brains will reply.
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Thanks anyway, arran!

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no problem mate...

by the way, have have you seen this tutorial? - i was doing it the other day - it's a bit advanced - i ended up skipping the script part - but found it pretty helpful...

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutori...igging_in_maya
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