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Paul EstevesCharacter picking up and dropping an object
by on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:49:46 pm

I'm fairly new to character rigging, so, possibly this is a simple task, but I'm not quite sure how to do it.

I have a character who is picking a bottle up and then placing it into a bag. It works great if I pickwhip the bottle to the characters hand, however, I need to un-parent it when the bottle is in the bag, is this possible, maybe via an expression+slider to turn the parent on and off?

Is there a better way to do this? My characters arm is animated with puppet pins and rotation.


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Kalle KannistoRe: Character picking up and dropping an object
by on Dec 6, 2015 at 9:38:33 pm

The simplest solution is to split the layer at that point and remove the parenting -- or parent it to the bag if it needs to follow it.


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Paul EstevesRe: Character picking up and dropping an object
by on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:20:44 am

Oh, that's a great idea, I was definitely over thinking it! Thanks so much.


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