Hey, well it took 3 trys, 1st two no animControl showed in the scene composer, on the 3rd WooHoo
But, and there always is one eh I still have a problem which when I get it fixed I'll tell you what I did. Many THANKS for the detailed effort!!! Double thumbs up !!!
I had a feeling that the extra bone was needed and in order to parent to extra bone named Root.001 I had to uncheck the "eye" symbol on the "Root" bone so I could parent ONLY to the sub bone Root.001.
Note: In tries 1&2 when I moved the base of Root.001 to the bottom, great, but (always are eh) when (and I have NO idea why) I toggled out of edit mode it joined the 2 bones into a singular Root.001
Yes I use as you stand alone 2.78c and as you also delete camera and light(s) from all my scenes for export.
The bake I did on only the start and end frames.
I'm 99% there because I NOW have an animControl and need to cogitate what step(s) are n eeded to get there. The reason it's (for me) not 100% is because that darned Root.001 rotates (z confined of course ) but though the mesh is parented to it "with auto weights" good call, I missed that one, the mesh doesn't rotate with the bone??? But This is cool and I'll get it for sure and as I said I'll find exactly the recipe and reply.....JEEZ I SURE do VERY MUCH APPRECIATE "YOU" & your MAJOR EFFORT!!! A few cold pints on me for sure!!!
Now off to make that extra 1% into gold pressed latinum!!!
AGAIN, M A J O R THANKS!!!
Back at you in a while...WooHoo!!!
UPDATE: OK I am now at 100% and with a very short list of ToDo's which given the hour here I will post in detail tomorrow...Way COOL, it worked the 1st time...No baking, or UV, and a single bone.
Me "Thinkst" it was the "Auto Weights" GREAT CALL!!! I'll try tomorrow with and w/o and see if that was the key which I'm sure it is!!! So, this is GREAT for we now have a VERY short list which I'll post and YES I was able to do it in about 1 minute.
Add one more pint to the ones I owe ya!!!
Yep a TRIPLE INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update: Well aren't I something?
For the missing piece which was to Parent the object WITH "Automatic Weights" is in the tutorial. I have no idea how I missed that (Major RTFM on me) for that was ALL I needed to make that work.
I even looked at my .pdf printout from that page and yup...It's there!!!
Gosh, egg on face indeed!!!
None of the extra steps above are needed but I sure do appreciate you time, effort, patience and fortitude @mitm!!!
If I JUST read the IN BOLD (again HOW did I miss that???) clue, that was all that was needed.
Double Duh on me