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    Rigging Problems

    Help! I'm a beginner. I've just opened a scene file with a character rigged with IK booster and the arm mesh seems to have come away from the arm bones. Everything was fine when I saved and closed last time.

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    Have you tried "resting" the bones? This tells lightwave that "the bones start deforming the geometry from this spot". Select the bones and press 'r'.
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    Problem solved! Thanks very much

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    Xcelnt.
    Btw, what you experienced, with the rig broken when you re-opened it, is common with rigging in LW. I recommend you version-up your scene *a lot*.
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    I wouldnt say common. I can count the number of times on one hand its happened to me over the years but fixing it is pretty simple if it does.

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    It shouldn't ever happen at all , but welcome to Lightwave.

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    Thats pretty much welcome to any software. I own a ton of it and have yet to not have any of it do strange things from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplineGod View Post
    I wouldnt say common. I can count the number of times on one hand its happened to me over the years but fixing it is pretty simple if it does.
    We all have different thresholds of what is 'common' but it's probably happened to anyone who's ever rigged in LW!
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    Super Member SplineGod's Avatar
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    I guess where Im coming from is from the standpoint of rigging quite a bit in LW and I havent run into this problem in so long I cant even recall that last time it happened to me

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    It's common enough. If I had a penny for every time someone posted a thread about this particular problem, I'd buy a copy of XSI Advanced.

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    Personaly I've never heard of this problem. I rest my bones (hehe) when I set up the rig, then I never have to touch it again unless I want to adjust the rig or something.
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    But how can you be animating successfully with your bones not rested?

    That's what I don't get. People say everything is fine until they save the scene, then bam! It does happen a lot here on this forum. Does anybody know why this happens? Splinegod? Is it just a weird thing? Or is there a reason?

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    Splinegod keeps his 'excuses for Lightwave' book always on the ready.

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    It's the one thing 90 percent of users hit. Once they know the solution, no-one has it again (usually )
    It's possibly to do with having changed your pivot point in modeler or something....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrgiger View Post
    Splinegod keeps his 'excuses for Lightwave' book always on the ready.
    Almost as much as you keep your excuses for childish behavior book handy as usual.
    Philbert said it doesnt happen to him either so do you plan to make stupid comments
    at everyone that doesnt agree with you?

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