2 answers · asked · Lesson: Rivet Walk Cycle - Most of It · Course: Blender Animation Bootcamp

why not using the root controller

why not using the root controller? and i see lot of animator don't like to use it why?

  • crew

    The root control is really useful for certain things.  If your character is doing an 'in-place' walk, you can add the forward translation on the root control and it will actually translate forward.  And if you character is walking in a perfectly straight line, this is the easiest way to animate that walk.

    However, if you try to translate and rotate the root you will notice that the feet slide around.  

    Just experiement and try a few things, you will discover what workd and what doesn't.

    Hope that helps.