Bones are non-rendered objects that drive the movement of one or more parts for the purposes of animation, or creating clothing and characters. Bones are part of a Model or MeshPart object's skeletal rig that you typically access and animate through the Animation Editor.
Rigs are created during the modeling process in third-party software such as Blender or Maya. After importing the rigged model into Studio, you can add the model directly to your experience, or save and share the model as an asset. See Rigging for more details on creating and using rigged models.
Note that you can parent Bones under other Bones and parts. When parenting a bone to another bone, the child bone's world position will be relative to the parent bone's position, and the hierarchy of parented Bone objects can change the behavior of affected parts during posing or animation.
Relationship with Motor6D
To support animations with older rigs using joints, such as Motor6D, you can use the Bone.Transform property in the same way as Motor6D.Transform. Roblox uses the offset of the bones from the default pose to drive an animation, and bones are not replicated or serialized.
Transform determines the current animated offset of the bone relative to its CFrame. This property is set by Roblox when animations on skinned meshes are played, although it can be manipulated manually in a manner similar to Motor6D.Transform.
- Motor6D.Transform, a property which plays a similar role in character rig animation