I am trying to figure out an issue for my student who is having a problem with parenting and skinning his creature. He sent me what he had and I went back and redid it by adding the bones again. When I try to parent it, the message, "bone heat weighting failed" comes up. I have tried removing the double vertices, recalucating the outside, turning on and off the x axis, rotating, scaling, turning on subsurf and I cannot figure out why it isn't working.
I also tried to skin his creature that he originally sent to me following the directions the course gives, but nothing happens and I am not sure if it is because it isn't parented correctly? When I try it doesn't select part of the body like it should.
Any help would be great!