I'm trying to add a new layer in my PSD file - just putting a hat on the puppets head. Now when I save the PSD and go back in to Ch the hat appears but all of a sudden the arms no longer bend properly. They just warp the whole body when I drag them around. This is very frustrating! Am I doing something wrong??
If a puppet has "islands" (i.e. unattached parts) within a single mesh, Ch will automatically switch the mesh to be rectangular to encompass all the islands (otherwise they would disappear). If this is your problem, you can see what parts are islands by switching the Mesh Shape popup in the properties panel (with one of the layers selected in the puppet panel) to be Contour instead of Auto. The islands will disappear when viewing the puppet in the Scene panel. If you actually want the group to be an island, that's OK, just check the Warp Independently option and that gives it its own mesh.
Checking Show Mesh at the bottom of the puppet panel can also help troubleshoot this issue.
We're working on making this simpler to use.
thanks - that did the trick!