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toonafish
06-17-2004, 01:09 PM
I've been wondering for some time why in most rigs people use the Pitch as the preferred rotational axis. If you use the Heading you've got less problems with gimball lock, so I mostly try to use the heading for difficult joints unless I really need the joint compensation or muscle flexing.

Take a shoulder joint for instance, if you want to use joint comp. for it in a sensible way you have to use the Pitch to make the arm go up and down, but if it's down ( the elbow near the waist ) you're in trouble. But if you use the Heading you can't use joint compensation !?

Since most people and Newtek seem to prefer to use the Pitching and we only have joint comp. and muscle flexing for this axis there must be some kind of good reason I'm not aware of to use the Pitch as the preferred rotational axis.

Anyone like to share this secret with me ?

Would be great if we had joint comp. and muscle flexing for the Heading too by the way.

Robi
06-17-2004, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by toonafish
Would be great if we had joint comp. and muscle flexing for the Heading too by the way.
Year, that would be great. :D