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    rigid IK and bones

    Hi all,

    I'm new to 3d and posting, but here goes...

    I'm learning how to use Lightwave 7 and have hit a stumbling block. I have modeled a basic humaniod robot, with all of it elements on seperate layers. I'd like to use rigid IK for the arms and legs, and bone deformations for the torso and neck. I have poured over Dan Ablans 'Inside Lightwave 7' and although his excellent tutes cover both Rigid IK and bones respectively, they do not cover both types combined in the same model. Is it possible? or am I barking up the wrong tree. If somebody can point me in the right direction(maybe a good rigging tute on the net) I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance
    Simon

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    You basically can go into the Motion Options for the bones and set them up like you would any other object. There's nothing complex about it. Just change the pitch/heading/bank controller (depending on what you want to affect) to IK for each bone you want ik to affect, and select a goal for the end of the ik chain. Simple.

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