far you have created five separate joint chains: one for the spine,
and one for each arm and each leg. You need to create a single hierarchy
from the five joint chains so you can move all of them as a single
unit. To create the single hierarchy, you parent the arms and legs
to the nearest joint in the spine.
To parent the arm and leg joint chains
to the spine
- In the Hypergraph, -drag
left_arm_root to upper_back.
When you parent one joint
to another, Maya creates a bone that connects the parent to the
child. In this case, the bone connects upper_back to left_arm_root.
right_arm_root to upper_back.
left_hip to back_root.
right_hip to back_root.
if you need to move the entire skeleton, you can move back_root—the
root of the hierarchy. The completed skeleton is shown in the following
figure (with Jackie hidden).