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Kirito 2013년 6월 17일 오후 7시 03분
IK Rig??
What does it mean?
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PlayerZERO 2013년 6월 17일 오후 7시 04분
IK = Inverse Kinematics
Kirito 2013년 6월 17일 오후 7시 12분
Meaning?
R234 2013년 6월 17일 오후 7시 46분
Lifted from Wikipedia:

"Inverse kinematics is important to game programming and 3D animation, where it is used to connect game characters physically to the world, such as feet landing firmly on top of terrain.

An animated figure is modeled with a skeleton of rigid segments connected with joints, called a kinematic chain. The kinematics equations of the figure define the relationship between the joint angles of the figure and its pose or configuration. The forward kinematic animation problem uses the kinematics equations to determine the pose given the joint angles. The inverse kinematics problem computes the joint angles for a desired pose of the figure.

It is often easier for computer-based designers, artists and animators to define the spatial configuration of an assembly or figure by moving parts, or arms and legs, rather than directly manipulate joint angles. Therefore, inverse kinematics is used in computer-aided design systems to animate assemblies and by computer-based artists and animators to position figures and characters.

The assembly is modeled as rigid links connected by joints that are defined as mates, or geometric constraints. Movement of one element requires the computation of the joint angles for the other elements to maintain the joint constraints. For example, inverse kinematics allows an artist to move the hand of a 3D human model to a desired position and orientation and have an algorithm select the proper angles of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder joints. Successful implementation of computer animation usually also requires that the figure move within reasonable anthropomorphic limits."

Simply put, it means you don't have to rotate each joint separately to, say, have a character's hand scratch his head. The IK script does that for you, all you need to do is move the hand where you want it to be. IK rigs don't magically make animations look realistic, though.
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