Hello, I am having an issue with a skeleton and model. Using quick rig in Maya 2017 and a premade, open source model, our team created a skeleton which does move the model in animation. If we drag the head, the head moves and so on. But, if we click on the time slider (as if we were adding in a synchronized voice part) the model rotates ninety degrees but leaves the skeleton where it had originally been rigged. Interestingly, the skeleton does still manipulate the model during animation...it just appears as a separate entity.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. If I have been unclear or vague, please don't hesitate to ask.
It seems to me you did bind the skeleton to the mesh since you stated you move the head joint and the head moves, there is a connection between the two alright.
The first thing I can think of is the following... click the "Maya" menu on the top left... now click "Preferences"... now clllll the way on the bottom click "Time Slider". Where it says "Playback Speed", change it to "Play every frame", now hit SAVE on the bottom.
That should work, if it doesn't then I would have to see the file, since I'm not sure if you use mocap data or how you originally made the connection between the joints and geometry.