Digital Art Zone

 
     
Problem with Parenting? 
Posted: 05 June 2012 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  26
Joined  2003-10-09

I parented an object to Aiko 3’s hand but it doesn’t stay with the hand. It just flys around far from the hand as the hand moves. Could it be that I need to center the pivot point on the object, (if that’s even possible in DS 4)?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  8971
Joined  2007-11-06

You shouldn’t need to—are you sure it is indeed parented to the hand and not to another body part?  Is this using 4.0.3.47 or the 4.5RC?

 Signature 

PostgreSQL CMS FAQ
Tutorial: Adding Surfaces in DS
Product Updates: Non-Genesis/G2 DIM Zips
Non-Genesis Items with Metadata
Updated Genesis Products

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  202
Joined  2006-04-15

In the zero pose, is the prop correctly positioned with the hand? And, as Mike says, you sure it’s under the hand, and not, say, the forearm or a finger? (I’ve so done that. Sometimes you drag and drop and just ... miss.)

 Signature 

“Why’s all the rum gone?”  *looks at the last render*  “Oh. That’s why the rum’s gone…”
DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 | Windows 7 Pro SP1 x32 | ATI Radeon HD 4200
Say YES to David 5!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  26
Joined  2003-10-09

Thanks for the replys!  I’m using 4.0.3.47 and the object is definately parented to the hand. However, it may not be in the correct position in the zero pose, because I didn’t know it had to be. Right now, I’m trying to figure out how to get Aiko and the object both in the zero pose without messing up the animation.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  202
Joined  2006-04-15

Sometimes with a smart prop, and all the time if you’re using a regular prop, the item doesn’t load quite where you want it. The zero pose is the easiest way to put it in something at least related to the right place, before you start posing. If the poses you’re using are for a different figure or a different prop, there’s a good chance you’ll need to screw with the placement or the fingers a little after you pose, too, so just check your keyframes and make sure stuff is where you need it to be.

 Signature 

“Why’s all the rum gone?”  *looks at the last render*  “Oh. That’s why the rum’s gone…”
DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 | Windows 7 Pro SP1 x32 | ATI Radeon HD 4200
Say YES to David 5!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 09:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  8117
Joined  2009-05-14

I don’t know if 4.5 RC has the same parenting bug as 4.0.3.47 as I haven’t downloaded 4.5 RC and tried it myself. Yes that is correct a parenting bug, it has been reported and added to be others.

 Signature 

Pete

Somethings to Consider when starting to learn CG

My Gallery

My Render Thread and Tutorials

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club and Co-operative

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2012 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  26
Joined  2003-10-09

I downloaded 4.5 and it’s working - thanks!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 June 2012 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  8117
Joined  2009-05-14

Thanks for letting us know santamonica and I am glad it has been fixed.

 Signature 

Pete

Somethings to Consider when starting to learn CG

My Gallery

My Render Thread and Tutorials

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club and Co-operative

Profile