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[SOLVED] KineFX Orient Joint Options?


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Unless I'm not understanding, the orient joints SOP does have a secondary up vector. But for complex rigs, I still orient my joints by hand. It's not very houdini-like, but I've never found a procedural orient command in any program that always works.

In the skeleton node, you can select joints and there's a right-click contextual menu that allows you to orient joints. If you manually set the first joint in the chain with the proper up axis, it does a pretty good job with the rest. You can also select points, orient the construction plane to those points from the same menu and then snap joints to construction plane, which is the best way to insure clean orientation across bent joints like arms and legs.

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