Im having trouble posing my character using shape keys. Most of the videos ive seen use edit mode to modify the mesh. However, I rigged my model, so im using pose mode. But the shape keys are not modifying the mesh when the model is rigged in pose mode.

Any Suggestions? I tried downloading the pose shape keys addon from Blender studio but it seems that there may be a bug in the addon.

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    $\begingroup$ The Pose Shape Keys addon isn't meant for posing but for creating and managing corrective shapekeys, which are used to "correct" bad deformations from a specific pose by an armature. I.E. when you rotate an elbow and the mesh bends inwards like a candy or penetrates itself, you make a "corrective shapekey" triggered by the bone's rotation to "correct" the mesh in that pose. $\endgroup$
    – L0Lock
    Aug 2, 2023 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ Edit mode is used on the mesh object to create the shapekeys. Animating shapekeys is then done from the shapekeys panel on the object data tab, or ideally you make controllers for these shapekeys in your rig so that you can access them from your armature in pose mode and animate everything from one place. $\endgroup$
    – L0Lock
    Aug 2, 2023 at 14:53
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