Let me explain in details what append:
I have made a model and I have applied an armature to it.

As you can see when in pose mode the mesh can be moved. Modified mesh

But when I click on the Apply button the the Armature modifier. the mesh won't move anymore. Applied modifier

Is someone can help me about that ?



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You can't apply the armature. Armature is part of "deform modifiers", when you apply this modifier the deformation gets permanent, and gets rigid. If you can't roll back (ctrl+Z, backed up file or similar) you will have to rigify your model again.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you this is so much clear now. I was thinking that if I don't apply those modifiers the fbx exportation armatures wouldn't be working. $\endgroup$
    – Tiras
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 17:49

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