[Bones] Infinite regions cause ordering problems

Issue
If you are using bones to create your animation and you experience a problem with the ordering, it may be because the bone's influence is set to Infinite.
You may experience this ordering issue right away in the Camera view, or only in a .swf render.

Solution
There are two things that you can do to fix this problem:

  1. If you plan to use a multi-piece character (like the Robo templates) use the Elliptical influence type on the character's bones instead of Infinite.
       OR
  2. To preserve the order of elements in Infinite mode, put all pieces of the character on separate drawing layers but attach them all to the same Skin Group.

Publish date: June 20, 2012

Category: Software Issues

Operating system:

  • Windows (all)
  • Mac OS X (all)

Software:

  • Toon Boom Studio 7