Go Back   Lightwave Community at SimplyLightwave > Categories > Animation
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 13-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
cbreton49
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: California
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default axis - pivot point

Can someone please tell me how to reposition an axis or pivot point once the character is set and has bones? Sometimes the center axis is in the wrong place and I want to move it or pivot it a different direction or rotate it so I can move the bones in another direction.
I know there's a way I have seen it done I just forget where I saw it or how to do it.
For example: I have a sitting man brought in from modeler. I want to move his shoulder, the rotation is on the wrong axis, can I move the rotation axis so that I can rotate his shoulder and the rest of his arm would lift up or down?
Thank you in advance.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen shot 2014-05-13 at 12.50.09 PM.png (134.2 KB, 30 views)

Last edited by cbreton49 : 13-05-2014 at 08:54 PM.
cbreton49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2014, 02:23 AM   #2
rwhunt99
Full Access Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 243
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Default

You didn't show the bones in the screen shot, but if you are just adjusting the axis, you can use the bone twist tool. If you want to move the joint into a better position, you can use the joint move tool. Both tools are in the Setup menu in Layout under modify (in v11.6)
__________________
Exploring the world around me
rwhunt99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2014, 02:48 AM   #3
cbreton49
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: California
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks rwhunt99 that's very helpful..
Carol
cbreton49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Forum Jump




Online since 2001
A good place to start for a newbie
Catch up with SimplyLightWave
SimplyLightWave was first started in London 14 years ago, and we've been dedicated to producing quality software training ever since. Faithful to the principle of learning by doing, our project based courses aim to give you the practical skills to quickly start creating your own work in LightWave. More...
Copyright © 2001-2014 SimplyLightWave | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
/* Contact Form */