Elicia Hodge

Skin modifier in Blender is not working for me... help!

Hello I am new to CG cookie and blender. I would like to learn how to 3d model and I enjoy watching the instructional videos. But some of the steps on the videos do not work for me. Like the skin modifier. I work on a MAC. I tired googling and other ways I can get it done without get the error message "No valid root vertex found (you need one per mesh island you want to skin) and I tried adding a single vertex but for some reason I don't have the option to add one. I am working on the latest ver of Blender. v2.79. I apperciate the help in advance if I get any. For paying monthly this is quite frustrating.

  • But some of the steps on the videos do not work for me.
    If you can point out which steps in which videosother might be able to assist you better.


    "Error-text:  No valid root vertex found (you need one per mesh island you want to skin)"
    - What are the steps that you have undertaken, before this message occurred?
    - Can you show screenshots of your model/screen when the message happens?


    TIP: Have you also asked this question on other Blender related community forums like:
    - Blender Stack Exchange
    - Blender Artists Forum

  • Select a vertex, go to the modifier settings, and click "mark root".