How to Animate in Pose Mode in Blender


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Animating in Pose mode

Now that we have our hips and our feet in place and we have inverse kinematics set up for the lower body, we can also animate the upper body using forward kinematics, in other words using rotations. Now if we wanted, we can continue to rig the upper part of the character, but we can't just animate in Pose mode, so to keep things simple, this is how we will animate this particular character. Now my character still has a skeleton on the inside and in order to animate, we do need to be in Pose mode, so I am going to go ahead and select my armature and go to Pose mode.

Now I want to be able to see my character as I animate, so with my armature selected, I am going to go over to my Armature Properties panel. Let's go ahead and turn on X-Ray, and this will show the bones through the skin of the character. But these octahedral bones are pretty big, and you really can't see the character through those, so we can either set it to Stick, Bounding Box Bone, Wire, any one of those. I kind ...

Animating in Pose mode
Video duration: 2m 47s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Animating in Pose mode provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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