Copying, Pasting, and Mirroring Joint Parameters (HD Solver)
 
 
 
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Make a selection. Hierarchy panel IK Object Parameters rollout Copying, Pasting, and Mirroring joint parameters

Use the Copy and Paste buttons in the Object Parameters rollout to copy and paste the joint settings between IK controllers. You can also copy joint settings from a non-IK controller to an IK controller, but you can't copy from an IK controller to a non-IK controller. With an HD IK solver hierarchy, you can paste to a multiple selection of joints.

Use Mirror Paste to mirror the IK joint settings about the X, Y, or Z axis during a Paste operation. It consists of four buttons: one each for the X, Y, and Z axes, and a None option that prevents mirroring altogether.

You can also mirror the IK joints using the Mirror tool on the main toolbar.

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Procedures

To copy and paste joint parameters:

  1. Select an object in an inverse kinematic chain.
  2. Set sliding or rotational joint parameters.
  3. Click Copy in either the Sliding Joints or Rotational Joints group on the Object Parameters rollout.
  4. Select a different object in the inverse kinematic chain.
  5. Select an axis to mirror in the Mirror Paste group.
  6. Click paste in either the Sliding Joints or Rotational Joints group on the Object Parameters rollout.

    Both Sliding Joints and Rotational Joints maintain separate clipboards. The copied joint parameters are saved in the clipboard until you replace them with new copied parameters.

Interface

Sliding Joints group

Use these buttons to copy sliding joint parameters from one object to another. These buttons are not available for Path joints.

Rotational Joints group

Use these buttons for copying rotational joint parameters from one object to another.

Mirror Paste group

Use to mirror the IK joint settings about the X, Y, or Z axis during a Paste operation.