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Rigging chain to link plate & schackle
show user profile  luismestre

I need some help to make a rigging for a Chain connected to a shackle & a link plate.

( see image in attachment).

I have tried with bones & look at constraint. My main problems are:

- With bones I can link all the parts and apply the IK in certain points but the last end bone I can't make it pivoting like teh 1st bone.

- With look at constraint I make to sets of bones ( left & right ) & apply a look at contraint to the link plate, the problem here is, the link plate have 2 pivots points, I'm able to make 1 pivot following the bones but the other one no.

you can find the images here:

I guess is a simple rigging but I cant figure out.


Luis Mestre
Luis Mestre
Oil&Gas 3D Designer & Subsea/Structural Draughtsman
"Autodesk Autocad/Inventor & 3D Studio Max"
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6/18/2015 10:08:03 AM (last edit: 6/18/2015 10:08:03 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Tried path constraint?
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6/18/2015 10:12:29 AM (last edit: 6/18/2015 10:12:29 AM)
show user profile  luismestre
not yet, ... but path constraint from where to where?
The idea is not to follow a path but to have full control in all the pivot points
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6/18/2015 10:17:26 AM (last edit: 6/18/2015 10:17:26 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Draw a spline and path constrain the chain to it. You can rig the spline with an IK, or some system of control.
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6/18/2015 1:37:58 PM (last edit: 6/18/2015 1:37:58 PM)
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