IK Chain with or without Offset Group?



For a while now, I have been making my IK joint with no offset groups. It works great.
I tried using an offset group and it somehow works the same way. You can see the illustration here:

But I’m wondering if there are hidden problem with the IK chain with an offset group?

P.S. Why would I want to go for offset group? The reason is I’m trying to script a creation of IKFK chain and it seems easier if both of the chains for are in an offset group.

Thank you for looking at my problem.


The offset groups are only useful if you want to animate the joints directly. For the IK chain I would not use them. It’s just more DAG clutter with no purpose.


Slr. Thank you for the confirmation dox. I guess I was just overthinking things (again).