Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 13-03-2007, 01:09 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default skinning and parenting

is there any tutorials on skinning and hierachy of joints and IK handles?

i have problem understanding the weight of the joints and how to use paint smooth skin tool to adjust the weight and deformation of joints

is component editor a easier tool?

i am trying to get a human leg that bends and moves back and forth without distortion of skin

brandy_ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2007, 03:01 AM   #2
farbtopf's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London
Posts: 520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

I don't think the component editor is a very intuitive tool to do skin weighting. However you might come across situation were you have to use it.

tutorials, hmm have you done a google search? always a good idea you know...
might find somethung here
farbtopf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2007, 03:50 AM   #3
Registered User
NeoStrider's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

if the model of your leg only has one subdivision of vertices at the knee, that's why you're not getting any deformation. add some more edge loops to any bending parts (elbows, wrists, knees, etc.) before you bind.
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.