The process of creating a skeleton that will be used for character animation in computer graphics. The process of binding a 3D mesh to the skeleton - a mesh that will be deformed by the movements of the joints and bones of the skeleton - is called skinning.

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How can I prevent pinching and jagged edges when deforming joints in 3ds Max?

I've rigged and skinned a character, but no matter how or how much I blend the weights, it doesn't look good: Why does the weight map look pixelated? I don't get it. I've never been able to get ...
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Is there any way to bring animation into unity without a rig/bones?

I am developing for mobile and to make the game run on lower spec mobiles, I was only going to import bones/rig for the main character. There are other humanoid characters in the scene which do move ...
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How would I do torn clothing for zombies?

Should I give the clothes depth? I played Blackops III and it seems as if the clothing on the zombies have no depth when I look at torn areas. How do I do the torn areas? They seem to have a lot of ...
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What are different rig types mean?

I think I know what is rig - it's a set of bones for animation. But recently I watched a presentation where the guy mentioned animation rig, mesh rig, dynamic rig. What each mean?
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maya muscle deformation of the pectoral muscle

I am working with Maya muscle. I am currently working using the muscle spline deformer. I am adding the muscle spline deformer to a pre existing polygon mesh shaped as a pectoral muscle. I constrained ...
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Maya/Unity - See through models

I've recently modeled my character inside Maya; here's an image. The first thing I noticed whilst creating my model is that the models could be seen through source 1, after doing a little research ...
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Maya Rigging - Shoulder joint attached to head?

I'm fairly new to modeling and rigging in Maya; so my question is: in the image below how can I unbind the rigs head from the shoulder pivot? I've searched online for why this occurs and I can only ...
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Updating aiScene in ASSIMP with skeleton data

I am working on a project where I take an unrigged closed mesh, import it using ASSIMP, auto-rig it using the algorithm provided by Ilya Baran and Jovan Popovic and again export it using ASSIMP. I ...
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How to remove skeleton from a model?

I have bought a 3d character on turbosquid. I opened it in Unity and everything loads fine except the animations. I then imported the skeleton to Mixamo to find out the skeleton is messed up. I use ...
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Unity 5 blendshape on a part of mesh

I have a blendshaped face mesh on rigged character in Unity 5. I imported whole character with face from Maya using .fbx format. But I'd like to have a single mesh (body + face) since having separate ...
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Understanding animations of controllable characters

I am a newbie trying to learn basics of Unity3D (5) before starting to do the real thing. Even though I tagged it as Unity3D, the logic should be the same for every kind of game engine. So I will be ...
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How do i disable inherent scaling of bone joints in Unity?

Is there a way to disable inherent joint scaling in unity? In other words, stopping child joints from inheriting multiple scales from each bone higher on the hierarchy. Basically I want each joint to ...
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Blender FBX exports to Unity3D have incomplete animation sequences

Using Blender, I have rigged and animated this model with this attack action. I exported this model to an FBX format and imported the said FBX file into my Unity3D project. However, when I imported ...
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How to animate a character with props in Blender and then have these props modifiable in Unity3D?

I have created a fully rigged and fully animated humanoid model in Blender with rigging based on Unity's Mecanim standards for humanoid models. Now, I want to create custom animation for it in ...
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change position/orientation of a bone using assimp

I have been using assimp to import rigged models and animations. I followed this tutorial for skeletal animation and I have got it done properly. The part that I am trying to do now is to orient a ...
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Problem with animations from Blender

I have a model that I made in Blender and also I have a gun reloading animation, the model has a rig. So it appears that the animation of the rigged model is devided into 25 different animations but ...
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Draw mesh with multiple bones

I currently have an object made up of only one mesh. And this object contains three bones. One for stretching the mesh left, one for stretching the mesh up, and a center bone, which moves the object ...
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Why is the root of the character rig the pelvis?

When creating character rigs for video games we always set the root of the rig and all the kinematic chains to the pelvis of the character. Is their a specific reason that we do that or is it by ...
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Rigging Skinning of human skeleton skin mesh scanned by MRI

I have successfully developed a system in Qt/C++ for human musculoskeletal mocap simulations. I can run asf, amc, bvh motion capture files and can visualize the joint transformations. I even simulated ...
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XNA: Rotating Bones

XNA 4.0 I am trying to learn how to rotate bones on a very simple tank model I made in Cinema 4D. It is rigged by 3 bones, Root -> Main -> Turret -> Barrel I have binded all of the objects to the ...
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Export rig from one Maya project to another

We are a team creating 3D characters for a game. Each of us is doing a separate character in a separate project. But we need all the characters to have exactly the same rig, and the rigging will be ...
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GLM/OpenGL: How Can I Prevent Vector Magnitude From Increasing While Rotating Bones in Skeletal Rig?

ANSWER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS QUESTION I have been reading tutorials, articles, questions on StackExchange and books all with the subject of skeletal rigging. I have boiled my program down to just the ...
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Moving a rig by his bones correctly

I created a model and then tried to add armature. But when I'm moving the rig, some of it stays in the place (the mouth), and I don't know why. Anyone know why it could happen and how to fix it? This ...
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How to find the right direction to plug a sword into a rig's hand after projecting it?

I've downloaded BVH animations and projected it following a book. I can now see a 3D moving rig and it looks alright. The problem is, now I want to plug a sword on the hand of the rig, but I don't ...
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3ds Max Rigs to Cinema 4D

I exported the rig from 3ds Max as a FBX file and opened it with Cinema 4D. Everything works great, but the model and a different look to it. Also the mask on her head has a different texture, but it ...
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Disjointed bones in 3ds Max - Are they a problem?

The title sums up my question fairly well. I'm working with a biped, and I'm not sure whether to put the extra effort into connecting all the bones, or just to leave spaces between each of them. What ...
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Guidelines when rigging a character

Just wondering that how many IK (Inverse Kinematic) bones should you apply to a game character before it starts to go resource hog. Basically should you try to get rid of IK bones and just try to ...
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Make bones in blender work corectly in XNA

So, I am trying to connect bones with vertex groups in blender, but I keep failing. if I move a bone in XNA, it doesnt also move those vertecis that are connected to this bone(vertex groups). What I ...
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Fastest approach to 3D animation

I'm currently tasked with designing a small HTML5 game. Having done everything by myself so far (3D models, codebase, game design, etc) I'm now at a point where I'm running out of time. I've less ...
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How can I export mudbox joints to .fbx?

When I export my Mudbox mesh (level 1), with its skeleton selected, to a .fbx and import it into unity, I don't get the bones/joints/skeleton/whatever under my mesh in the hierarchy. Am I missing ...
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How to port animation from one skeleton to another?

While I need to do this in a Blender3D modeler script, the math should be similar for other modelers or realtime engines. Blender3D specific terminology: Armature = skeleton EditBone = rest pose bone ...
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How can animate a set of rigs without reinventing the wheel?

I have a set of rigs of my own defined 3D doll in Javascript. I would like to animate a set of rigs to simulate walking, jumping, etc. Obviously I could do it by myself, but I'm sure I would be ...
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Trouble rigging rotating head to pivoting arm

I've got a 3ds max model and I'm trying to rig it. I followed some tutorials, but I got stuck. I've got my rotating head, and the arm that holds it and pivots up and down, but the two don't "connect" ...
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3DS Max equivalent to vertex weight painting

I'm working in 3ds max on models for an Iphone game project and finding that using the Physique modifier is to general for rigging. When working with so few vertices I want to be able to directly tell ...
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Why is the “bind pose” one with outstretched arms?

Something I've often wondered about is the "bind pose". The bind pose for human skeletons is one where their legs are straight, and their arms are perpendicular to their body: My question is: why? ...