Questions tagged [rigging]

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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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? Is ...
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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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How do games programmatically manipulate 3d models?

The title says it all. An artist makes a 3d model of a character. How does a programmer use the model to make the character run around?
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How to prepare a rigged character model to be imported as a humanoid in unity?

I want to import a character as a humanoid to be able to use masks on animation system. I used proper human structure but unity gives some errors when I want to turn it from generic to humanoid and ...
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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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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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In Unity, rotating character spine keep going back to original rotation

this is the code for rotating spine in my character model: ...
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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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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 past ...
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How can I rig an SVG humanoid?

I have a template SVG file for an articulated doll and it looks something like this: I can manually rotate and pose it in Adobe illustrator, but is there a better workflow to rig 2D segmented assets?
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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 to make tank track rig? On unity

How to rig an unity tank track? Does it use animation or it use some another ways. Can anyone explain how to do this. thanks
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How can I rig an object to animate from two different orientations?

As an example: Say you're animating a skateboard. The board has a nose and a tail. Normally, the nose points forward and the tail points backward. Now say you have two animations: idle and trick. The ...
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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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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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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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Why do my character's feet slide when I auto-configure a humanoid rig in Unity3D?

I've downloaded an FBX animation of someone walking from the "Walking" section here. I imported that and also a humanoid character and specified the Rig for both as Humanoid (auto-create). The ...
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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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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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Rigged through Blender (Rigify) and Errors in Unity

I am working on a Unity scene and as the 3D model is missing the bones, I ended up going to Blender for the rigging. For that, I followed the procedure that Unity suggests by using the add-on Rigify. ...
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Unity 2D rigging parts order

Hello I have some 2d character in sprite I've rigged to use in Unity 2D.Something like this, with separate body parts. Although I've used weights and geometry, these body parts are supposed to move ...
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How do I parent an object to a bone in the blender hierarchy?

So, I'm trying to make a simple RPG game using Blender and Unity. I would like to have an empty object to be used as a weapon holding position parented to my right hand bone so that I can switch ...
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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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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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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 can I de-rig & delete the skeleton while keeping the mesh?

There is this 3D model one can download here and then import to 3DS Max with XNALara importer. (Side note: XNALara is also known as XnaPosingStudio) Now this model already comes with a skeleton ...
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Can COLLADA be used for partial animations / animation blending?

I am making a game engine, using the COLLADA format for my models. Part of the requirement for my models is partial animations, for example if the model was a person, an animation could only affect ...
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{Maya 2017} Problem with Knee Joint Target

I am not very experienced with Game Development or Character Design/Rigging, but I am trying to learn and have hit my first roadblock with rigging a character. I used Maya 2017's QuickRig function ...
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Automated animation retargeting

I am currently developing a video game using my own game engine I develop at the same time. While making a good progress in the past months, I am currently stuck. I assume I only miss a minor thing, ...
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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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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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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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When importing Mixamo animated characters into Unity, they come without avatar?

I'm using Unity 2019.3.3f1. I create the character in Adobe Fuse. I uploaded it to Mixamo and choose an animation. I then downloaded the fbx for unity file. When imported into Unity, it is visible ...
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Can I use Unity to edit a prefab created in Blender?

I've imported a character from Blender. The character is made of metaballs and so doesn't import properly. I'm trying to edit the character within Unity using the rig from the original Blender object. ...
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Auto key bones with controller helpers

I have skinned and rigged a human character with IK / FK and helper objects to control the position of the IK goals and the rotation of the bones. For example, the characters' left arm IK goal is ...
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Unity animation tool doesn't save changes

I'm trying to create an animation inside Unity using the animator tool, however the record tool isn't recording my changes and I'm struggling to get this to create animations. I have created an ...
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Unity: Is it possible to copy a rig from one model to another

Lets say I have a model with a ready humanoid rig and a humanoid model with no rig. Can I somehow copy the bones from the rig to the model with no rig in unity?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mesh distorted during animations. ( Blender + Rigify to Unity 2020 )

Good day guys. Today I finished my first 3D Character with a couple of animations. I made it using Blender 2.8 and Rigify. I'm exporting it to Blender as FBX file and everything seems to work. The ...
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Can I add rigging bones to a model imported from Blender inside Unity?

I created a model in Blender but recently I stumbled upon a video claiming that you can add rigging to a model in Unity. So instead of rigging in Blender, is it possible to do it in Unity?
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Animating a rigged 3D model in untiy

I made this 3D model of sonic in Blender complete with its own rig for animating. I would like to use this for testing 3D movement in unity along with the animator tool. However, when I export the fbx ...
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Blender to UE4 eye mesh is getting detached

I've created a rigged and animated mesh using MakeHuman and Blender and exported it as FBX file to be used in Unreal Engine, all seems to be working well except the eyes. I've tried parenting the eye ...