I was recently playing around with bone armatures in Blender 2.9, when I moved the bone in pose mode and it deformed the object mesh. But at some point I must have pressed the wrong key or button in the interface, because now I can't do anything in pose mode.

I can select individual bones but I cannot transform them; they won't move, rotate, or scale.

It's like the whole armature is locked down into its rest position, but I have pose position selected. I don't know how to get armature back to a state where I can pose it.

EDIT: I found that I can still transform the bones from the bones properties panel by dragging or manually entering values for X, Y and Z for rotation and scale (not location for some reason), but not in the view-port.

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    $\begingroup$ SOLVED: So apparently my problem was that under Pose Options drop-down I had somehow accidentally turned on Affect Only Locations. Once I unchecked that box everything went back to normal. $\endgroup$ – Sam Guertin Oct 24 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ hello, so maybe answer to your own question ;) $\endgroup$ – moonboots Oct 24 at 6:49

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