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The Proxy System
24th September 2015
Setting up a rig for linking.
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11th January 2017 - 09:02
Thanks, exact tutorial ive been looking for.
18th February 2017 - 05:07
This was a really great tutorial. Before watching this series I never looked into rigging before. I feel like this was a great way to learn a great deal quite rapidly.
24th August 2018 - 20:21
OMG, We have so many rigs in the studio and everytime while appending we have to dump all the custom handles into a "dump Layer" The rigging guy probably skipped this very important tutorial lol.
2nd April 2017 - 11:03
When I link into a new blend file I see the controls before proxy, after the proxy I see no duplication. Has things changed in later version of blender??
29th March 2020 - 20:01
How is this done in blender 2.8x?
1st April 2020 - 11:44
The only difference is that Groups have been replaced by Collections.
Groups' "Dupli" layers is no longer a thing, instead, Object and Collection visibility will simply be identical in the linked instance to what it is in the original file. Other than that, just pretend that the Group in this video is a Collection - it should behave the same way. You can create it, name it, link it, proxy it, no problem.
4th April 2020 - 21:21
*@Demeter Dzadik* Thanks so much for replying! I was getting so confused but it works perfectly just like you say :)
5th April 2020 - 13:20
cheers for clarifying this Demeter - I was still getting the rig lines showing up twice even though I hid literally everything in the scene collection so I ended up going into the object stuff and unchecking basically everything under visibility - hope that's normal :/
5th May 2020 - 16:26
*@ben.allen1886* Doesn't sound normal! :D I think you're only hiding the rig, when it needs to be disabled - which is like, super-hiding. In the outliner, find the filters button and enable the screen and maybe also the camera icons. It's the screen icon that you need to use to "disable" the rig, to make sure it doesn't show up twice when you link and proxy it.
5th May 2020 - 20:18
*@Demeter Dzadik* aha - I will give this a try :)
16th July 2020 - 08:11
Thanks for the tutorial.
So, I've tried to make animation by converting the rig to proxy. And then I tried to export it to FBX, but it only export the rig and animation only. Is there any way I can include the mesh as well?