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I've a mhx rig (created with makehuman) when I select fingers and 'links' and store a pose in a pose library the pose can't be assigned. With other poses arm/legs (set to IK) etc. this works fine.

What should I do to store the pose of the fingers (Could the bones to select be in a different layer)?

Note: Selecting and keyframing the bones works. My goal was to script poses from a control file to keyframes. I didn't notice that the NLA-Editor was made for tasks like that.

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  • $\begingroup$ As I see it, the problem isn't specifically Makehuman-related, and 'poselib' is too narrow a topic category to warrant a tag. Not familiar with how tags are decided though... $\endgroup$ – Adhi Nov 4 '13 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @stacker If you feel there are good reasons for having these tags, feel free to make a post on meta. (See the help for more info) $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 4 '13 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ @stacker Sorry for not leaving a response earlier. It is exactly as Adhi says, we don't need specific tags for other software and poselib is not befitting of an entire tag. We don't even have a posing tag. See meta. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Nov 4 '13 at 23:39
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Not familiar with the MakeHuman rig specifically, but generally speaking, on a sufficiently complex rig, you typically have control bones and deformation bones. You only set keyframes on the control bones... this is both in animation as well as building a pose library. Judging from your screenshot, I'd say you should only set keys on the larger, L-shaped finger bones and not the bones located within the mesh geometry. Those should remain hidden in nearly all cases.

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  • $\begingroup$ It works if the pose is edited in the action editor, for some reason the fingers don't get keyed when adding/replacing a pose in the poselib. (Could be a bug). $\endgroup$ – stacker Nov 6 '13 at 8:01
  • $\begingroup$ How are those controls set up? Typically finger rigs are done one of three ways: transform constraints, action constraints, or an IK constraint... though I suppose it could be done with drivers, too. If it's with driver, then perhaps you have Auto-run scripts disabled? $\endgroup$ – Fweeb Nov 6 '13 at 13:50

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