deleted bones without affecting hierarchy using lua script, thanks again. The only issue I had was when I zero'd the joints it messed up the model post merge animations of masked soldier, so I will probably leave that step out, unless I did something wrong somewhere.
[update- ok I must be having a "I'm being thick" day, works ok, I messed up somewhere and tried again and all fine-thanks SITDS]
[UPDATE2-not ticking the "export groups" in Fragmotion seems to stop animations working, so will keep "export groups" ticked when exporting from FM.
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