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I'm practicing rigging a model and tried to enable the axis mirror in the options menu on the left side of the screen in the tab but it's not working. I recently updated to the latest version of blender and I haven't used this option before.

Does anyone know what could be stopping the axis mirror from working? Also using screenshot to help explain would be a huge help since I'm a visual learner :)

Also due to copyright reasons I can't upload the model, sorry.

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  • $\begingroup$ You could upload the armature only $\endgroup$ – josh sanfelici Sep 28 '17 at 7:05
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I found an alternate solution to mirror bones :)

  1. Select the bones you want to duplicate.
  2. Duplicate the bones(shift D).
  3. Press S for scale.
  4. Press X for axis.
  5. Type -1 to flip it.
  6. Press Enter and violá! Mirrored armature/bones :)
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X-Axis mirror needs mirror'd assets to work. The easiest way is to Mirror-extrude the bones with shift+e in armature edit mode. This only needs to happen once, from then on it will track extrusions, duplications, and transformations across the x-axis, as long as the bones keep with similar L/R naming schemes.

Beyond that, we cannot diagnose the particular issue you have until we have more detail.

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