View Full Version : ModelingTools/Deformations in Layout "seeing" objects pivots

02-06-2013, 06:28 AM
Scene file attached to illustrate the idea. Hit 'Play'.

Basically say one could select multiple objects in layout call a stretch tool, see a bounding box and have the objects' positions being stretched, without stretching the objects' meshes themselves.

Now say the same for a bending deformations or simply a Move tool with falloff or weights being used.
In a nutshell what I think I'm trying to express is part of:
-Mesh vertices treated as objects.
-Objects pivots treated as Mesh vertices


02-06-2013, 06:52 AM
Thanks! (Very nice Demo Reel)

02-06-2013, 09:52 AM
Ah thanks!

As for scaling positions toward the camera I managed a simple solution, though it's required to "rig" with -same as item-.


02-06-2013, 09:55 AM
Well it only works because you're deforming the points which place the instances. Wouldn't work on regular geometry. Still, a cool demo of what's possible with instancing!

02-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Hence me being in the feature request section :D

I can't parent or reference instances like I can object, can I?


02-06-2013, 10:29 AM
You can use a Node Item Motion and parent your objects (position/rotation) to point's - DP_Kit tools.