Cheetah 3D: using hierarchy for animation


We will create an arm, composed of two bones and one joint.

The bones

The joint

The important point is that Cheetah's joints are not used.

Step 1: create the arm

WARNING! The important thing is the hierarchy between the three elements. The humerus is "parent" of the elbow. The elbow is "parent" of the ulna.

Now you can bend the elbow