Using An IK Spine To Rig A Garage Door
In this tutorial, we'll take advantage of the capabilities of the IK Spine Handle so we can open a garage.
Step one - Download the scene file.mb.
Step three - Create a locator and move it to where the door handle would be.
Binding The Door
After you've downloaded the file, you can see that we have a joint chain going up the garage door. It has not been bound to the door yet, so we'll do that now. Select the door and the joints and go to skin>bind skin>rigid bind.
Creating The IK Spine Handle
Step one - Select the create spine handle tool from the shelf.
Step three - Select the bottom joint in the chain.
Setting Up The Locator
Step one - Select the base joint, or root joint. Hold the shift key and select the locator.
Step two - Go to edit>parent, or hit P on your keyboard.
Now all you have to do is move your locator and the garage door will move up and down.