Questions tagged [inverse-kinematics]

For questions about using IK in rigging. Inverse Kinematics is the opposite of the default Forward Kinematics. Instead of posing each bone in a chain from the base to the tip, IK solves the rotations of preceding bone(s) in the chain automatically based on the position of the IK-constrained bone.

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Bones warping out of place with inverse kinematics

I've been struggling with this problem for a while now. When I add inverse kinematics to my quadruped animal's front legs and try moving them in posing mode, the entire leg warps out of place and ...
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Inverse Kinematics Knee

I'm out of options, I have to ask... Why is the knee in the below picture not always pointing to the ik.knee.l bone? I've read this (VERY informative) and I also followed this tutorial... But no luck....
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Ugly deformation for wrist and shoulder with IK

New here. I've been implementing some basic IK stuff for a rig of mine. The arms, the legs, etc. Overall I'm happy with how it's been going, but there is a problem. Whenever I go to push the rig's ...
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Rigging this mechanical linkage in Blender

I am tackling this mechanical linkage which moves in the x axis (see image). I would like to do it using IK but the problem is that I can't establish a relationship between the blue and green parts ...
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Inverse kinematics without a target, or by targeting to self

I have a complicated rig where the end bone in an IK chain needs to exactly copy the transforms of a separate control bone, so i can't have a target bone because that would mess up the "copy ...
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How to IK Rig a human arm with external controllers?

So in the above image: Symbol Description S - Shoulder U - Upper Arm L - Lower Arm W - Wrist F - Fingers Now, I have to IK-rig it from upper arm to fingers and I was ...
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Exporting Animation without IK targets, poles bones and other controls

I've created a character that has been rigged with IKs constraints for legs and arms and some other custom controls implemented through other constraints applied on control bones (like a copy rotation ...
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Inverse Kinematics constraint with pole target

Salutations, I am currently trying to make a rig for a project involving 2D planes to create some kind of equivalent of DragonBones in Blender (I'm working on Linux and DragonBones isn't available ...
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Why did my IK bone shrink?

I was animating a run cycle and this happened at some point but I can't figure out how or when. Any help?
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How to move bones with IK?

Hi, does anyone know how I can move the end bone? The bone only rotates or scales depending on the connected checkbox. File here:
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Does 'Inverse Kinematics' override other bone constraints?

Rig is for a quadruped, I have IK applied at second bone, but I want to place a limit on the to the toes, so that they can't go below 0 on the Z axis. Selecting the Limit Location bone constraint ...
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Switchable behaviour for knee bending in IK setup

Making a knee bend in a desired way in IK setup, is as simple as just changing that bend in edit mode. But what if I want the knee to be able to bend both ways, depending on situation. A switchable ...
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Should I include shoulders in arm IK?

When doing inverse kinematics on arms, is it a bad idea to have the shoulder bone be a part of the reverse chain? I find it very hard to constrain the rotation of shoulders when I include them. I ...
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Mirrored pose problem (IK goes crazy)

I have a problem when I try to mirror my run animation, the IK bones on the foot go completely out of control on the mirrored portion of my animation. The white keyframes are what I copied, and the ...
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Activating IK on Existing Armature

How do I activate IK (Inverse Kinematics) on this rig? I feel like it has the necessary bones. I appreciate your help. I would really like to enable crouching and gyrating of hips for dance animations ...
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Bone won't bend in quadruped leg

So I am rigging a fox mesh, and the method I used of inverse kinematics isn't working like it has on numerous quadrupeds I have rigged. So the leg has four bones in it. Now I put the IK on the second ...
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Align orientation in Pose Mode

I'm trying to do a simple manipulation that I'm doing every day at work as a professionnal animator. My experiance is with Motion Builder and 3dxMax, but I'm learning Blender on spare time. I just ...
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Copy rotation rotates through wrong axis

I want to rotate hand bone when I rotate IK bone as well. So I decided to using Copy Rotation constraint. Here's how looks like: Nothing special, important thing is that Hand Bone has Copy Rotation ...
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About local space in action constraint

As you can see the picture below, if you change the rotation value by rotating the parent object (box), the rotation value of the child object (monkey) is retained. Child objects have their own local ...
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How to rig a cartoon-style hose limb?

I was wondering if anyone knows how to set up a hose-like, cartoon-type limb like in this picture? My current setup for my model's limbs uses Inverse Kinematics and actually works quite well for the ...
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IK Constraints Swinging Around Wildly

My IK's are out of control. I've set up enough simple IK's to know how to do it correctly and I have not idea what's going on here. I've tried redoing the IK's, recreating the bones completely, but ...
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Object doesn't get motion blur in several frames

I made a robot animation with IK rig. After rendering, as you can see on image 2 & 4, the robot didn't get motion blur at all but the furniture still get the motion blur. image 1 & 3 works ...
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How do I properly fit this tail with IK?

I have this tail rig that I'm using IK to animate with. I'm fairly new to rigging and IK, however, I've come this far: The problem is I want to have more control over the curve that the IK Target ...
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IK constraint causes crazy global rotation

I was following a rigging tutorial (first minutes of third video) on a simple model I made earlier. But when I add an IK constraint on the bone shin.L to have the bone foot_IK.L become an IK ...
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Incorrect IK behaviours

I am rigging a robot for some personal training, and I got into a very weird issue while rigging the legs. Here are my two foots, both are parented to the right bones, rigged to their respective ...
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Rig with sticky feet and hands, how do I create arm swings? (ex: playing tennis)

I've been using this tutorial ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9f-WVs3ghI ) to create sticky feet and hands for my character rig. Sticky feet I've noticed is pretty standard for character rigging ...
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Why does the elbow turn the wrong way?

I'm doing a character for a (very) low poly game. Since I already had a very basic IK rig laying around, I figured I'd adapt its armature to the recently created character. However, even after ...
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Made the leg IK bone, tried to attach the upper leg bone to the pelvis but after attaching it, the body rotates a little bit

I'm relatively new at rigging in Blender, and I tried to rig a humanoid model that I made. Everything went fine, but after finishing the leg IK bone, I tried to attach the upper leg bone to the lower ...
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Simple Inverse Kinematics for a slider?

I tried recreating something like this: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk1tq1DgMRV/?taken-by=flvio.cc The head can move on the x and y axis. The model itself is done, but I just want to move the head ...
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Rigify IK Not Working Properly

I've been working in a character during my free time, and I came to the point where I decided to Rig it using rigify. Everything went fine.. Until I tried bending the legs. Instead of bending like a ...
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pole targ it does not work as I would like

I'm working ik, and I try to put them a pole targ but this one does not work like I want. I'm using the pole targ to simulate the elbow but as you can see in the picture this nose bends like a piece ...
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Leg bones twisting backwards when moving leg up

The leg looks fine up to this part: However when I go further up it just twists and flips backward like so: I've scoured the internet and can't find a solution. The pole target offset is at 90 ...
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Inverse Kinematics Armature Rotation

When trying to learn how to animate characters today I wanted to accomplish learning Inverse Kinematics. Watched a couple tutorials on youtube, seems pretty straight forward. When I apply the target ...
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Creating a generic IK/FK snap script

I've tried deconstructing the Rigify addon to isolate the script part that handles IK/FK snapping, but so far I've had no luck. Rigify is a very nice tool, but I'd like to get the snap functionality ...
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Save ik bones after bake action for backup

Hi how do we save ik bones after baking action? After baking action, normally i’ll delete the ik bones so i can work on another animation in another action. Occasionally, i’ll need to enhance ...
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Torus animation rig

I am trying to deal with Blender's IK solving system (though maybe I don't need it at all?). I need to animate torus into a smile-like figure (upside- and downside-"smile" animation will be for the ...
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IK Pole Target directing to wrong direction

I have no idea why the pole doesn't follow the target, instead, the pole avoid it, i've tried to ROLL the bone to 0 degree. The result still the same.
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Problem in using Invers Kinematics

Please help me, how can i fix it ???
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How to change Chain Lenght in Inverse Kinematics?

I'm new in Blender. I have a character and I have some problem with his leg. Chain Lenght is 2 in left leg but it's 0 in right leg. I wanted to change it for 2, but my character fell apart. I watched ...
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Rigging problem with IK: why do the bones turn around?

it's my first time doing this and I have no idea what to do. I have seen a lot of youtube tutorials and at some point my results differ from the video even if I followed it exactly. As you can see in ...
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Controlling robot servo arm (in real-time) via 3d model in blender

I am trying to create and control a robot arm (made of servos) via it's 3D model. I am big fan of Justin Dailey's work -- he was one of the first few people to accomplish this but his 7 year old ...
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How to setup IK Arms with upper and lower arm twist bones?

I have two bones for the upper arm, and two bones for the forearm. This is to assist in proper deformations when rotating the elbow and wrist, respectively. (ie: Using forward kinematics, if I want to ...
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some vertices don't follow bone chain with Spline IK

I have made a complex ribbon-like structure (DNA strand), rigged it with bendy bones and made it follow an Archimedic spiral. In one strand, this worked perfectly (1st image), in the other some ...
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Need help with bone constraints for creating joints

I have this rig that has an arm composed of 3 bones. I have an IK bone set up already to control the entire chain. I would like to use the Elbow.L bone to create a pole target that acts as a joint, ...
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How to best animate a licking tongue?

I'm trying to animate a tongue that is licking an object. First I thought the tongue could be a soft body colliding with the object that it is licking, however, with that many parameters and options, ...
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Is my Inverse Kinematics bone working correctly?

Take a look at the bone selected. Now take a look at the selected bone. Shouldn't it be moving down as shown in the video tutorial I have been watching? https://youtu.be/jp_SqjB0468?t=14m22s
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Is my Inverse Kinematics not working correctly or is it working correctly?

Here is how it looks like when it is on the ground. Here is how it looks like when I move the bone up along the z axis. As you can notice the yellow bone moves to the right a little. How do I fix ...
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“child of” bone constraind with ik?

I'm animating a weapon for a game and ran into a little trouble that i don't know how to resolve. What i want to do is have the left hand supporting the gun like a person would, but that hand is ...
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Spline IK bake and export problem

I’m having some trouble with SplineIK. I made a rope with bones, animated on a curve. I used spline IK and at the end I baked it before exporting. Everything works well in Blender before exporting, ...
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IK restraint makes hand rotate weird in relation to gun, how to fix?

So i'm trying to make a gun animation in blender, so I set up an arm rig and modeled a gun, the only problem is, is that the arm's IK constraint messes up rotation, so the hand won't rotate with the ...