When working on a character rig (First time) I attempted to go in and fix it's weights. Apparently afterwards I gave the, "Neck" bone of our character the weights of the, "Chest" bone. No matter as I go in and remove the weights that the Neck Bone has influence on. However even after removing the weights the Neck bone had influence on, the mesh beforehand still moves with the Neck Bone even after removing the weights, I've never seen this personally. In fact when scaling the Neck bone, it acts with it's normal weights yet rotating it gives it the influence of the removed weights mentioned previously.

Here is a, "Before" picture of the mesh and Armature before fixing the weights as mentioned.

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The selected bone in this picture is the, "Chest" bone with it's appropriate weights assigned.

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Afterwards this is the same file with the, "Neck" bone selected. As you can see, no weights are assigned to the mesh below it.

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Here is an example of what it's SUPPOSED to look like after rotating only the, "Neck" bone.

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However in this example, this is the file AFTER I adjusted the weights to fix them (Moved the hair out of the way) in it's rest position.

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As you can see, once I move the Neck bone in the new file with the adjusted weights, part of the character's scarf moves along with the Neck bone even though there are no weights assigned.

I've no experience in weight painting, only a couple of tutorials here and there. The specifics of this problem I am not familiar with.

NOTE. While I was fixing the weights I also added two new bones in her armature, "Shoulder" bones. They have no weight influence and they have not been touched since then. They were created by duplicating the, "Chest" bone and renamed and parented since then. I'm not sure if that has any influence on anything?

Thank you for any help on this matter. Usually when I run into problems I can fix them on my own by searching them up but this is something I'm having a hard problem finding/figuring out and had to resort asking on here. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Edit 1: Here are the BEFORE and AFTER files of the weight paint changes.



Thank you for any help!

  • $\begingroup$ Indeed this is an interesting problem and I'm afraid I cannot do much more without the .blend file. I recommend looking at this site the comment I posted may help you $\endgroup$ – Bigfoot Blondy Oct 28 '18 at 5:28
  • $\begingroup$ hard to understand, please share your file: blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$ – moonboots Oct 28 '18 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ Oh! My mistake! I should have added my blend file to the post. I will add it to the main post if possible. $\endgroup$ – MetaKirb7 Oct 28 '18 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ @BigfootBlondy I will also check that link you posted as well in the meantime! I really appreciate the help! $\endgroup$ – MetaKirb7 Oct 28 '18 at 9:29

Alright so I came to a solution but it's not exact. This is more of a, "Soft" fix. In other words it's more of a workaround rather than an actual solution. I explain my findings in complete detail in this video I made for it:


For those who cannot watch the video, basically both the Neck Bone and Chest Bone as mentioned in the main post are currently connected via parents. By removing the parent-child relationship from the Neck bone of the Chest bone, the problem of the Neck Bone sharing the weights goes away.

Again this is not really an absolute solution but it works for now. I can make this a workaround by parenting the two bones via, "Offset" however making them parented via, "Connected" causes the issues of the weights.

If anyone still knows anything about this a solution is very appreciated. For now this is just a soft-fix. Thanks for all the support!


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