I am focusing on character animation this week, and have a object that was not rigged in Blender files. So I decided to rig it myself.

I had great success on MOST of the body. However the mouth area is not working properly.

I did a re-rigging using Rigafy, and still no movement. Everything else works as expected.

I am attaching the Blender file as well. Normally I end up answering my own questions, but this one has me stymied.

The selected regions have no affect on the mesh

  • $\begingroup$ Have you used "Parent with Automatic Weights"? The lips work with this. You just need to add 4 bones at the bottom of the eye to limit the lip bone's influence. $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Apr 22, 2021 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ Okay when I first set up the rig, I used Parent with automatic weights. However, you did something that worked (thank you). I can add 4 bones at the bottom (what should they be added from). In addition, you suggest parenting. what do I use as the lip bones parent? I will play around, but then look at your feedback. $\endgroup$
    – CJBPMP
    Apr 22, 2021 at 21:21

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Okay, thank you Blunder for pointing me in the right direction.

The issue is I added the lips and what-not AFTER I did the original parenting of armature to mesh.

I assumed (incorrectly) that generating rig would reparent. It did not. Reapplying the rig using rigafy did not, as I thought, recreate the parenting. I needed to do both. I will figure out the extra bones shortly. Thanks.


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