Bones not deforming mesh

Hello!

I’m gonna be honest I mostly have no idea what I’m doing but I’m trying to deform my mesh with bones but I have no clue what I’m doing. Also it’s in Blender, I’m trying to make a posable R6 rig. I just have no clue what I’m doing or why it’s not working. Note the hierarchy on the righthand side.

I followed this tutorial but I am not really getting anywhere.

Rest pose:


Attempt at posing the torso

Here’s a repro file:
r6.blend (1018.8 KB)

also excuse the bad grammar and repetitions in this post I’m tired lol

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As what I am known to bones are made to the character’s limbs.
What limbs are you trying to move?
If you are going to add limbs please add them before adding bones.

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There are limbs but they’re hidden as I’m trying to just figure out how to use deformation in blender on just the torso for now.

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I think you have to add more than just the torso.
The torso is only one part of the body.
Even thought what kind of deform you wanna do? Twist ? Bend?

Just any type of deformation, just wanna get it working. I’ll try with more parts though

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Here’s what I have now, still can’t get it to deform though.
Pose:


Rest:

r6bones.blend (1.2 MB)

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Did you parent it?(Ctrl+p).
If you parent it when you move the bones the mesh will move with it and eventually deform.

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