# How to completely remove influence of bone to mesh

.blend file

I created a rig for my mesh. I created control bones, but they have influence on the mesh. How can I completly remove the influence from a bone to the mesh?

I selected every single control bone and set the weight to 0 and painted over the whole mesh, but there is still a influence as you can see in the picture.

• Looking at the image you attached (and the file) it looks like the control bones aren't the only issue here. Some of the stretching looks like vertices that have no weights for any of the bones, which is why they are staying in place. Dec 11 '17 at 19:28

The easiest and most straight forward way is to uncheck Deform in bone properties (marked red on the image below). Second way is to delete from the mesh vertex groups named like the bones.

• The best way would be to do both things as it will guarantee no deformation issues or other weird bugs down the road. Dec 11 '17 at 17:46

You can remove (ie:clean, or reset to zero) a single bone's influence, you can use weight tools, like this:

edit: follow-up after a comment.

...imho it works 100%, but since moving that bone moves other connected bones (eg: thigh.L), which have weights are still infuencing the mesh... you see some influence, but from other bones.

This happen salso deactivating "deform" checkbox, as suggested by the other answer.

Deactivating "deform" checkbox keeps weight and thus, influence but it deactivates its evaluation (for that bone). Using clean you reset to zero the influence (useful maybe if you wish to start over painting it)

• Does not work 100%, try it on shin.L and you will see. Dec 13 '17 at 9:23
• I added some content to explain why I feel it's working 100%. Dec 13 '17 at 12:36
• Thank you very much for your effort! I had to set Limit (see first gif) to value 1 instead of 0.990 Dec 14 '17 at 6:22