killer-wolf

3 answers · asked · Lesson: Weight Painting · Course: Fundamentals of Rigging in Blender 2.7

Am i misunderstanding the bit about the bone weighting going up to 1.0 between its vert groups, because the three listed o...

Am i misunderstanding the bit about the bone weighting going up to 1.0 between its vert groups, because the three listed on the screen add up to 1.42; 0.925 0.073 0.422
  • crew
    Hi killer, you've been waiting a while but I can answer this for you.
  • crew
    arg - Shift Tab again... ...anyway the weights can never go above 1.0 for any single vert group. You can set the values for several groups all to 1.0 but blender will always normalize them behind the scenes. For example - 4 vert groups all set to 1.0 actually equals .25 each. (They will get a weighted average adding up to 1.0) If you hit the button that says "normalize" it will adjust these values to display the ACTUAL normalized weights. There are also 2 types of vert weights, deform and other. The deform groups are the verts will be effected by a bone, and the "other" are groups not intended for armature deformation. I hope that makes sense - it is quite a bit to get your head around.
  • cheers bud, they did actually go into it a bit further in the vid, i should learn to watch the whole thing before putting my hand up :-D been doing a lot of weight painting on my latest project...man, it's not very user friendly to a noob :-(