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Deform object to surface
on Nov 22, 2006 at 5:33:08 pm

Is there a way too deform an object to a surface and animate it? For example say you have a nurbs plane modeled as a landscape with little hills and you want the object (nurbs sphere), say a mole, to deform a long that surface evenly....

Thanks,
T


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Steve Sayer
Re: Deform object to surface
on Nov 22, 2006 at 7:45:15 pm

I think the Sculpt Deformer is exactly what you're looking for--look into it. Also check out other deformers, like Wrap and maybe Wire.

If you want the mole to leave a raised trail behind him, you might look into an animated displacement map instead.

Another solution might involve making your ground a softbody, and using Dynamics to create the animated effect.

Lots of possibilities!

Good luck,

-Steve


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Re: Deform object to surface
on Nov 22, 2006 at 8:41:53 pm

Thanks Steve. Let the tests begin!


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