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!

  • $\begingroup$ youtube.com/watch?v=IZPqxADetWE $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 1:27
  • $\begingroup$ I looked at this post, but can't figure out how to connect the mesh. I tried removing the double vertices and it still doesn't work. $\endgroup$
    – lnm5051
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 2:18
  • $\begingroup$ please upload you blend file for checking : pasteall.org/blend $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ pasteall.org/blend/34455 $\endgroup$
    – lnm5051
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 13:42


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