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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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(Unity 3D) Why are bone colliders with an Animator Controller so finicky?

I have an NPC with colliders parented to its bones using the Unity ragdoll wizard. It also has an Animator Controller. The problem is, sometimes those colliders just don't work right. They're targets ...
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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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XNA - Draw FPS Hands? [duplicate]

I'm creating a FPS game in XNA 4. I'm trying to display two hands and a gun in front of the camera. I already the models Hands: How can I do so the fingers and hands position adapts to the gun ...
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How does one convert dummies to bones in 3DS Max 2010?

I have a character's .max file. To get the animations into the game I need to have bones, export a .3ds file and then load it into one of the game tools provided by the developers to tweak some stuff ...
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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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Draw mesh with multiple bones

So I currently have an object made up of only one mesh. And this object contains three bones. One for strecthing the mesh left, one for streching the mesh up, and a center bone, which moves the object ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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? ...