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Gear bipedal guide - knees crossing when bones are formed?


#1

I’ve been having this issue with several of my rigs. I’m fairly new to modelling in Maya. It seems to have something to do with the rotation/axis of the knee guide, but I’ve seen tutorials where modellers move these guides and adjust them into whatever position they want. I know that these controllers are meant to be position directly in front of the knee?


#2

Are you talking about how the pole vector controls are behind the knee instead of in front?

It looks like your leg is completely straight. Try adding a bit of bend to the knee in your guide. This will tell the rig in which direction to put the pole vector controls. Otherwise, on a perfectly straight line, there is no way to know which way is forward.


#3

Yes, I’m new to rigging in Maya but it’s the controls for the knee, that or some reason want to tuck to the side rather than face forward. I’ll try adding a bend and see if that works!