Auto Termination Rollout (Interactive IK)
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Make a selection. Hierarchy panel IK button Auto Termination rollout

The Auto Termination controls temporarily assign terminators a specific number of links up the hierarchical chain from the selected object. This only works with Interactive IK; it does not work with applied IK or with IK solvers.


To use auto termination:

  1. In the Auto Termination rollout, turn on Auto Termination.
  2. Enter a value in the # of Links Up field.

    Turn on the IK button on the toolbar.

  3. Select any object in an IK chain to move or rotate.


Interactive IK Auto Termination

Turns on the auto termination feature.

# of Links Up

Specifies how far up the chain the termination is applied.

For example, if you set this to 5, when you move any object in the hierarchy, the object that's five links up the chain from the object you're adjusting acts as a terminator. If you select a different object in the hierarchy, termination is switched to whichever object is five links up the chain from the newly selected object.

A setting of 1 simply locks the hierarchy, since it terminates the joint just beyond the currently selected object.