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Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook by Virgilio Vasconcelos

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Controlling fingers

The human hand is a pretty complex device. The range of actions it allows us to accomplish is pretty unique: we can make very subtle and delicate movements, necessary to create a piece of art, prepare food, write, build things, play instruments, and so on; we can also make broader movements to help us in our locomotion, fight, play sports, and even express our feelings through our hand movements. Our fingers play a huge part in what we can do with our hands.

Due to its innate complexity, with lots of joints and possible combinations of their use, our ideal rig should offer some general controllers together with the ability to fine-tune the results.

How to do it...

  1. Open the file 005-Fingers.blend. It has a hand mesh with some ...

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