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Posted: 07 May 2013 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m either doing something wrong or Poser hates me….

I’m in the process of building an “item” that requires an articulating hinge joint, which I’ve built in DS using the Figure Setup Tools.

Everything looks fine…. in DS, but when I try to use the file in Poser….

Specifically, the hinge joint is attached to a framework of an aircraft canopy and the glass is parented to the frame.

Once I set the proper XYZ, etc, the controller works perfectly in DS as the frame moves upa and down as planned. But, in Poser, the frame stays put and the glass moves!

What am I doing wrong?

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Posted: 07 May 2013 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Do the group names in the OBJ match the bone names?

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Posted: 07 May 2013 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes.

I’m considering merging the frame and glass as a single obj file to see if this corrects the problem.

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Posted: 07 May 2013 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Georgehaze - 07 May 2013 01:03 PM

Yes.

I’m considering merging the frame and glass as a single obj file to see if this corrects the problem.


I would recommend doing just that.  If they are a single piece in the OBJ then there should be no issue.  None that I have encountered anyways.

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Posted: 08 May 2013 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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OK. Tried that….. It didn’t work.

This time, although it worked fine in DS, in Poser nothing would move at all.

Poser hates me.

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Posted: 09 May 2013 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Eureka!!!

Solved it (albeit by a counter intuitive method)...

Since Poser is determined to make the frame stay still but move everything else, I redid the CR2 build….

I used a cube primitive (to limit polygon count), reduced it to almost microscopic size and set that as the “hinge point” and then parented the frame and glass as child bones to the hinge, reasoning that whether or not a microscopic hinge point is ‘seen’ to move or not would be irrelevant since it is buried within the frame obj.

As I said, makes no since at all but, since Poser is determined to treat my CR2 this way I figured that I’d play along and… viola! It works.

Project back on track.

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