View Full Version : total noob question: how to get IK going

06-11-2007, 04:57 PM
This is almost too dumb to post, but I can't figure it out.

how do I get an IK chain going?

I've got three bones and a goal, and think I've got it set up right, but I'm getting no IK motion?

I've got them all parented in the chain, and the last item in the chain has a null set as it's IK null. The first item in the chain has "unaffected by IK of descendants" checked. the last item has "full time" checked.

shouldn't I be able to drag the null around and see magic? IK is activated also...

06-11-2007, 05:01 PM
And you have the channels of the items set to using IK? In the Motion options, Controller tab? You have the Gola selected for the end object?

Alternatively use my autoIK plugin to make setting up IK a bit quicker.

06-11-2007, 05:14 PM
Ok, wow. Your plugin works great. Thanks!

06-11-2007, 05:30 PM
Also make sure that enable IK is on. :)

06-11-2007, 05:35 PM
ok. more questions.

how do I get the tip of this leg to follow the goal instead of the other end?

06-11-2007, 05:59 PM
nevermind. got it!