I am trying to skin the creature for a student who is having trouble. Every time I try, nothing happens. I am not sure if it is parented correctly or not and if that is the reason why it isn't work. I have been trying to get it to work for days and am stuck. I copied the steps it says to do as well as the students work. Any help would be appreciated on how to fix it and get the student to the next step.
Skin the Left Thigh
The second part of skinning is to assign the bone to the part of the body. Complete the following steps to assign the left thigh bone.
Right-click the character to select it and deselect the bones. Switch to Edit mode. Left-click the Vertex Select mode button. In the Object Data mini-window, in the Vertex Groups menu, left-click UpperLeg.L. Under Vertex Groups, left-click Select. You’ll see an orange outline on parts of the left side. Press the B key and use Box Select mode. Hold down the B key and drag over all of the orange vertices using the left button on your mouse. Then press the Remove button. Then press the A key in the 3D View window to deselect everything. Press the B key and use Box Select mode. Hold down the B key and drag over the UpperLeg.L bone. TIP: You may need to repeat this step to get all the vertices selected. Under Vertex Groups, left-click Assign. Press the A key to deselect everything.