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Old 11-06-2003, 04:14 AM   #1
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I understand How to make a wire that acts like I want it to when I adjust IK handles(bends and has gravity and collision)... But how would I accomplish the following: attach one end of the wire to the bicep of a robot arm and the other end to the forearm so that when the character bends his arm the wire bends?
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Parent the joint closest to the bicep to the bicep. Parent the IK handle to the forarm.
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just a tip, for animating the wire you might not want to use SC or RP IK solvers cos theyre a bit awkward unless ur animating a character
i would use a IK spline handle solver which is much better for wires IMO
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thanks alot both of you.. . im going to give it a shot... Im trying to learn Maya after using Lightwave for years... Its awesome so far.
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