IK Chain with or without Offset Group?


#1

Hi,

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.


#2

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.


#3

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