Meta Rig vs Rig
HI!! I'm new to blender and have a very beginner level question that is confusing to me.
I'm rigging a character and currently have the character meshes rigged to the meta rig.
However, in moving on to weight painting, I'm seeing tutorials where the meshes are parented to the actual rig, not the metarig. Depending on which one I rig the meshes to, the character moves differently.
What is the difference between a rig and metarig? Help!!