Placing objects in characters hands,lacrosse stick,golf club

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RATHAHONNI
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Placing objects in characters hands,lacrosse stick,golf club

Post by RATHAHONNI » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:58 pm

Hi i'm having a problem placing sporting objects in a characters hands and putting it back down,such as a Golf club or a Lacrosse stick,tennis racquette etc. Any object that would be held by two hands and the rest of the bones would move in sync ,Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by slowtiger » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:28 pm

The most common trick is to create the object, then duplicate it. One goes into the bone rig and is bound to the hand bone (or a special object bone), the other is an independent layer outside. Now switch visibility where needed.
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Post by Rhoel » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:41 am

This is something which might be good to put forward as a new feature - the ability to link/unlink bones on the timeline, maybe as a hook.

There are lots of situations where it would be useful - handshakes for instance. two characters fighting, throwing and catching a ball,etc

Anyone have more thoughts on this?

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RATHAHONNI
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Holding a sporting,stick,bat tennis racquett with two hands.

Post by RATHAHONNI » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:14 am

Thanks for the prompt answers,i will try the suggestion and yes it would be an excellent tutorial for one of you advanced animators to share.Like batting a ball and throwing the bat down.
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Post by sbtamu » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:06 pm

Look at my hats off video. You're subscribed to me on YouTube. I will also do a crude animation today showing a character throwing something if needed.
Sorry for bad animation

http://www.youtube.com/user/sbtamu
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