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# 1 06-04-2013 , 07:16 PM
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Problems moving joints

Hey guys! So I have been rigging a character and I noticed when I'm moving my parent joint the rest of the joints keep the original orientation, however the back legs move as well. I also get this error

// Warning: Joint orientation aborted. Cannot orient joints bound to skin.//.

My character is a lizard type character and I have the parent joint set as the joint between the back legs. Also if I try moving any other joints by themselves they don't move. I have many controllers as well but none of them connect to the parent joint.

Edit: I guess I can't post images but here are the links to my screenshots.

# 2 14-05-2013 , 11:54 AM
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This is because the child joints are held in place by their own constraints. You need to parent those constraints to your parent joint or controller, so that when that moves, all of the constraints move with it.

It's a dependency. The children inherit the transform of the parent, however you also have constraints on the children, which override those of the parent.

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