I'm quite new to animation and I'm going to make my first walk cycle. I started by importing a character I got from sketchfab and it doesn't have any rig layers, but the button is greyed out. How come? Do I have to create my own armature?

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This is Mixamo Rig. To get the generate rig option active, you need to use Blender's own Rig called Rigify. From Edit go to Preference and from Addon you can active Rigify.

  • $\begingroup$ I have already done that. It's still greyed out. I tried to make my own armature, but when I apply the weights with ctrl+P the body parts become disaligned. $\endgroup$
    – Blendome
    Nov 24, 2022 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Please share your Blender file. $\endgroup$
    – Tanmoy Roy
    Nov 24, 2022 at 23:56
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    $\begingroup$ Rigify works either on its own metarig, or you have to add "rigify types" to your bones so that it can recognize the rig parts and generate a rig out of it. $\endgroup$
    – L0Lock
    Nov 25, 2022 at 16:14

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