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Rigging and animating a character with a robe
show user profile  nyberg

I am working on a human model that is wearing a robe. I have started to rig him but having a robe instead of two legs seems to make it more difficult. Any tips? That this is my first model ever may be worth mentioning.
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2/26/2012 12:23:39 PM (last edit: 2/26/2012 12:23:39 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Look up the cloth modifier and garment maker.. It may be worth rigging a couple of very simple legs underneath the cloth which can be animated and then simulate the cloth dynamically from that. If it`s your first model/rig, it`ll take a bit of learning/going through tutorials, but you`ll get there.

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2/26/2012 2:35:02 PM (last edit: 2/26/2012 2:35:02 PM)
show user profile  nyberg
Okay, I will see if i can find anything about that. Thanks!
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2/26/2012 5:40:12 PM (last edit: 2/26/2012 5:40:12 PM)
show user profile  jareu
"but having a robe instead of two legs seems to make it more difficult"

your character should still have two legs underneath the robe.

model him/her in underwear and rig together like a normal character, model the robe separately, position over the model and use cloth modifier to set up vertex groups and simulate the clothing.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/27/2012 2:05:35 AM (last edit: 2/27/2012 2:05:35 AM)
show user profile  nyberg
Alright, thanks for the tip.
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2/27/2012 2:17:16 PM (last edit: 2/27/2012 2:17:16 PM)
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