enter image description hereSo I've made a pretty fancy hand, that I want to attach to an armature. The thing is, I've tried everything, but the mesh doesn't want to follow the armature. I've removed the double verticles (I had 8) and watched lots of tutorials, but I just can't fix it, at least it looks like. I'm not new at Blender. I'm working on models for a game, but I never tried to use a single armature. I'm new on the forum, but I'll try to add the .blend file, and if you have time, and you feel helping me, you could try to make the mesh follow the armature, because I'm st*pid for it right now, but I'm trying. Yet I'm not planning to do any animations for it, just want to move the fingers the correct way.

PS: If we finish the game and you keep helping us, you may get displayed on the credits. If you want to help us contact me on Skype, and I send you the file: szabo.jozsef501

Here is the link for the model: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dwh3bvw5rir4d5w/HandV2.blend


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you used NGons the bad way.

Everything is fine after triangulation of the faces (Edit mode Tab, select all A, Ctrl+F and "triangulate faces" in the face menu or Ctrl+T)
face menu
Recalculate normals (all selected and Ctrl+N)
Back in object mode Tab, select the mesh RClick, then the armature with Shift+RClick, then Ctrl+P and choose "armature deform"/"with automatic weights"
Then parenting the hand to the armatures works fine.

  • $\begingroup$ So, I'm done with that triangulation, and I'm parented the hand to the armature, but still not following. Did I missed something? I'm in the noob stage of this armature thing, so can you please make a step by step "tutorial" with pictures? I've made a printscreen about my parenting. I can't share a picture on this comment, so I attach one to the question. $\endgroup$
    – 505Legion
    Jul 26, 2015 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ recalculate normals (Ctrl+N) after triangulation and then parent armature $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Jul 26, 2015 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks man! You saved me from 48 hours of YouTube searching. You're the best! $\endgroup$
    – 505Legion
    Jul 26, 2015 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ glad to help :) have fun! $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Jul 26, 2015 at 14:05

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