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Rigging Tutorial Part 1 by Lunar-Stars Rigging Tutorial Part 1 by Lunar-Stars
This is part 1 on how to add a bone and weight it. :3 I think a lot of people would like to know how to add bones and weight them so I created this tutorial.

~ Full view is pretty big! ~

Please comment to let me know if this helped! And I would also like to know if you guys want me to do anymore tutorials? Don't be shy about suggestions! :D

:bulletblue:Part 1.5: [link]
:bulletblue:Part 2: [link]
PL2 Etna by: :icon500wolfywolfy:
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:iconangelicprincess653:
AngelicPrincess653 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, does rigging mean like attaching something to the model so that it moves with the model? I'm just wondering, because I have this dress for one of my models, and when I tested it in MMD, the dress didn't move with the model. It just stood there while the model did her motion. ??? *confused* \-_-/
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Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Yeah, it basically attaches stuff to specific bones. So yes.
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:iconangelicprincess653:
AngelicPrincess653 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... Okay!
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Waelwindows92 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well rigging is Split to 2 parts the Bone making and the Weighting ( wow that rhymed ) this part just coverd the Bone making on Part 1.5 it should you how to connect your bones to other Parent bones ( the bone before it ) and the Last part is Weighting which means Which part of the model moves with the Bone
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AngelicPrincess653 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD on the rhyming part. Also... a@ So much terms... Can't process... Just kidding. Thanks so much! :3
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ElenaGR Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My problems are that when I try to weight a body, and for example I finished weighting the arm, then I weight the head, and MAGICALLY the arm bones doesn't work when I try them out. Do you know why???
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:iconkristalthehedgehog:
KristaltheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I have this version :nuu:
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:iconakiranoku:
AKIRANOKU Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i added the bones then i tried moving it , why is it that the bines move and the material with the bones doesnt move?
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
You never weighted the bones. That's why they won't move anything.
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:iconakiranoku:
AKIRANOKU Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Did you make sure the bone has a parent bone and end bone?
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:iconakiranoku:
AKIRANOKU Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Are you using PMX editor? I don't know. This is really weird.
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:iconakiranoku:
AKIRANOKU Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no
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:iconai-pyon:
AI-Pyon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So Etna did really have breasts!

This shall be an evidence , huehuehuehue

Btw thank you for the tutorial q A q
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VocaloidPics Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
thanks!!
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:iconninagillespie:
NinaGillespie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u know any tutorial on how to ripp or hard save models from PL2?
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
No, there used to be one around dA. I know because I've ripped the models before.
But you need a program to do it.
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NinaGillespie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAT PROGRAM OAO
already have PL2 ; w ;
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I don't know, sorry.
Looks like the tutorial got taken off dA. Try asking :iconmmdfakewings18:
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:iconninagillespie:
NinaGillespie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww oki ; _ ;
and thank chuu btw (>^w^)>
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:iconamiamy111:
amiamy111 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
you made this so easy for me to understand so far if I learn this i'll be sure to thank you~
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:icontrickandtreat132:
TrickAndTreat132 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YAY!
Now i know how to make my rigged histoire move XD
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:iconvoltin:
Voltin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you so much, your tutorial is very helpful ! <3
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thanks, glad to hear. :)
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:iconambersparkle:
AmberSparkle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
faved
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thanks! C:
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:iconambersparkle:
AmberSparkle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
np
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Pink-Heart-Pri Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
THANK YOU X3
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:iconnoresoultion:
NoResoultion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, this helped me a lot. ^-^
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namine200 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
does this work with just hair?
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Nope, works with any layer. Clothing, skin, anything with vertices. :3
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:iconnamine200:
namine200 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks...:)
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MMDSnowOfHeart3451 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gonna use this to rig my ss zelda!
-bows down too-
if i add this to my favorites people who don't know how to rig could find it easier or look it up XD!
bleh im adding it anywho :3
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Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Yay! :dummy:
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RawrCakes52 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I have another problem :'C sorry D:
But the new bone won't move with the body; it stays in the same place, floating in the middle of nowhere while my model is dancing D;
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Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
It's quite alright. :)

Just read through my tutorial and realized that I don't have anything on the parent bones... Need to add that.

Alright, so it sounds like you're having problems with the parent bone. Alright, first off, you should go to the 'bones tab'. Scroll down to your bone.

If you haven't done anything with the parent bone, then it should appear as -1 in one of the boxes. That is the parent bone.

Now scroll through the list until you find the bone you want the bone you created to move with. Right next to the bone's name is it's number.

Once you put that number in the 'parent bone' box then it should be working.

Hope that helped you!
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RawrCakes52 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you so much!! :D
You explained it so clearly~
When I was testing the model and the bone attached, I was actually so happy that I spazzed out a little. Thanks again! :)
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Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I'm happy I could help. :)

Yeah, I was trying really hard to make sure you could understand. xD
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:iconkikane101:
Kikane101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next time i PMDe and need to rig something, I'll come back to this if I need any help.. x3
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Yay \o/
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Kikane101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD :iconyaayplz:
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AnaMadeIt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you...just......Thank YOU!!!!!
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Glad it helped! C:
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PinkutoMomo32 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:D
You saved me and my little model's life and hair!!!!
Her hair didn't have any bones too ( -_-)
I'm going to make a picture of her and ill put you in my credits!! :D for saving her hair's life!!
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Yay! I'm glad it helped! And I've never been in any credits before so thanks! :D
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:iconpinkutomomo32:
PinkutoMomo32 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconsourie-chan:
Sourie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really helpful :D
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:iconlunar-stars:
Lunar-Stars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Glad you thought it was. :)
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crazyjaunji Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I did this, and no bone showed up. I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong, but i cant figure out what
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