What is it?
Ragdoll Mover is a tool that allows you to move ragdolls in a similar way to 3D programs. This also includes IK chains.
Why should I use it?
If you are fine with physgun, then maybe you don't need to use this. But here's a few key features of why you might want to use this in certain situations:
-You can move ragdolls without limitations from the ragdoll physics; you can twist the ragdoll's head upside down without problems.
-When you rotate a bone, it's child bones will rotate with it. So you can rotate the ragdoll's arm like you've welded the lower arm and hand to the upper arm. (Except, as mentioned, without physical limitations.)
-By moving the ragdoll's root bone (usually the pelvis), you can move the entire ragdoll like it's a statue!
-Contrary to bones moving relatively to their parent bones, there's IK chains. IK chains are used to keep certain bones in an exact position while moving, for example, the rest of the body. This is most commonly used with legs and arms.
I'm still confused..
Then this video might explain more than a hundred words.
OMG THIS TOTALLY KILLS THE PHYSGUN
I highly doubt so. And its not meant for that. I use this tool myself, and at some situations, the good old physgun is the best option. But this tool is most useful in situations where using the physgun ends up to be just messing around.
Where do I download?
Here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=104575630 (You need to be logged into steam)
If you don't know how Workshop works, click subscribe, launch gmod, and it will download the tool.
Are you going to keep updating this?
I will keep fixing bugs, and I am currently working on refactoring the whole thing (aka version 2.0), but I have no idea when it'll be ready.
If any bugs show up, report them here.
That is all. Have fun posing!