IK Weights and Handles


Built into the IK Handle are visual indicators and cues, for working with IK Weights across key frames.


IK Weights


When a user has set keys for an IK handle on a chain, and there are differing weights on the individual keyframes, the user will see visual cues built into the IK Handle torus shape used for selecting the Handle. This is primarily a visual indicator for identifying when the key is weight ‘0.0, ‘1.0’ or between '0.001' and '0.999'.



IK Handle Weight:

Visual Indicator on Handle:


Weight = 0.0




FK Movement





Weight = 1.0




 IK Handle Movement


FK type movement is not recommended.

Weight between:
0.001 and 0.999




Snap or blend is required.