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Mirroring a skinned mesh can end up with errors in the mirror and with no way to permanently fix this while keeping an active skin.
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Description

System Information
Windows 8.1 with Nvidia GT 720m

Blender Version
2.73a

In my tests, the skinned mesh creates mirror errors. These errors recalculate differently when setting and reverting a setting in the modifiers list. As long as the skin modifier is there, the errors will keep applying to the mesh.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. Start with a vertex at zero on the x axis.
  2. Add the mirrored modifier for the x axis, set to merge.
  3. Add a skinned modifier with x set as a symmetry axis.
  4. Extrude vertices, ensuring that center vertices remain perfectly on zero on the x axis.

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

David Freeman (Jellybit) set Type to Bug.
David Freeman (Jellybit) created this task.
David Freeman (Jellybit) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.

The mirror modifier ensures mirroring only when it is last in the stack. The issue with instability is due to the skin modifier but I'm not sure how fixable those issues are. @Nicholas Bishop (nicholasbishop), maybe you can give a more informed opinion here?

Julian Eisel (Severin) triaged this task as Normal priority.