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About Joints

When you create joints, the bones appear automatically between the joints. The order in which you create joints is important: The first joint that’s created resides at the top of the hierarchy; the second joint is parented to the first (making it a child of that joint and forcing it to follow the parent’s movement); the third is parented to the second; and so on down the line.

A joint is like a pivot point in a hierarchy. You can’t take a joint’s pivot point away; the joint always remains with its pivot point. A joint’s position in the hierarchy determines which joints will rotate with it: The joints below it rotate with that joint; the joints above it are not affected by that joint’s movements. Don’t confuse this hierarchy with joints that are above or below each other physically: One joint can be above another in the y direction but below it within the hierarchy.


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