First, just make 100% sure everything is organized the right way - a Head and Body inside a main +Character group, everything tagged correctly, no double Head tags, that kind of thing. Also try setting things to a "contour" mesh instead of "auto" in the layer mesh on the right inside CH.
Second, Independence gives you a choice for how to deal with parts. If your body was all one big layer and you added draggable & fixed handles and sticks, you would still be able to control it, and your dragging actions would pull on the artwork more because it's all one piece. An independent arm should make arm drags separated from those body push/pulls.
If you're still running into issues, feel free to post the character here or DM it to me and we can take a closer look.
How do I post character? still restricting my body movements even withought limbs being independent if I add in sticks... very strange.
Ok, didn't know you had to use email... so i am having problems with the
limbs and also the eyebrows are not moving for some reason.. for some
reason the origin markers are backwards IE right eyebrow will have a little
yellow circle that says left eyebrow ect... Sorry for having to deal with
such a noob. Thanks very much for your help.
animation test 2.chproj