I've been working on this robot character and I'm trying to animate so that all the body parts float, similar to that of rayman.

The problem I'm having is I can't get the floating head to track an empty, it comes up with a red box when i try.

How can I rig up this figure properly and get it to move around like it is floating?

Blend file here for reference: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h0gc9837wnutcoc/AACIO3YAgyFSY7MviS15yyI1a?dl=0

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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The following should work:

Add the empty to your scene and position it in front of the head, then select your head object and apply rotation by pressing CTRL+A and select "rotation" from the list: enter image description here

Now with your head still selected, go to the constraints panel and add a "Track To" constraint, and in the Target field select the Empty you want the head to follow: enter image description here

Note: You may have to change the axis in the Track To constraint, depending on which way your head is looking. Judging by your screenshot, I suspect it will be something like -Y

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    $\begingroup$ Just tried this out and it worked, thank you so much for your help $\endgroup$ Jul 8, 2016 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ no problem. rock on :D $\endgroup$ Jul 9, 2016 at 7:04

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