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Exercise 5: Digital armatures

Recreate your skeleton design using a digital tool.

Exercise 5: Digital armatures

Activity: Your job is to use the digital tool (below) to recreate your armature design from the previous exercise and bring it to life with an actuator.
Here is a short video that will introduce you to the basic functions of the tool:
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Armature exercise simulatorSee video transcript
Now it’s your turn. Have fun creating your own digital actuated armature!

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  • blobby green style avatar for user DavidDennisPhotographer
    I think we could use more detailed instruction on how this works. Working up a few more examples would be helpful.
    (11 votes)
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  • aqualine ultimate style avatar for user Hazelhades #HHCC
    I can't get it to work even when i press animate and play.
    (7 votes)
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  • male robot donald style avatar for user cardmaster15
    yeah this didn't`t work. bummer
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  • blobby green style avatar for user bronn olson
    I also can't get it to work when I press animate and play.
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  • aqualine ultimate style avatar for user elikemcan
    Dundundundun! Drumroll! After many tries and many errors, I've finally gotten an armature that actually moves!

    It's got a few errors but it at least moves! I watched that video countless times and made sure I followed Tara's steps in some way and it paid off! Yipppeeee!!

    I hope you guys get it right. Good luck!
    (2 votes)
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  • male robot donald style avatar for user Julian McLain
    My creation won't move can someone help me?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user xnummjd
    I literally can’t do anything it won’t put down a rod and I can’t select any of the nodes it just keeps placing them down.
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  • piceratops seedling style avatar for user Edgar Pérez
    Guys, don't get frustrated. Creating an armature requires more knowledge on how actuators work. I have had a hard time creating my armature (I can't get to fix the angles), but my conclusion is that if it is not moving that's because I'm missing an actuator or an electric motor somewhere.

    It would be great if there was a better guide to use this tool.
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  • starky tree style avatar for user Keepa.Paaka
    it`s really fun. I made a tee rex
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  • sneak peak green style avatar for user nickthewild14
    It took a while but I finally cracked it and got the arms moving ( my primary target)
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