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devin
01-04-2008, 03:22 PM
Hi,

Am I missing something or can you not use morph mixer on an object that also has curve conform applied? I need to animate a stent moving into place along a curved path and then show it expand. Trailer is too flaky and temperamental. Is there a way to get my current setup to work or would the bone chain/morph method be better?

Thanks,
Devin

SplineGod
01-04-2008, 06:42 PM
Thats one of the problems with some deformers is that they dont play well with other deformations. I would animate a proxy object like a chain of 2pt polys. MDscan that via clothfx then use metalink morph to link the stent to it and still be able to morph.

devin
01-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Whoa. I would have never thought of that. I'll give it a whirl. Thanks for the advice.

SplineGod
01-05-2008, 03:33 PM
BTW, this DVD covers a bunch of techniques like this one that would be very useful to you if you do a lot of this type of animation.
http://www.kurvstudios.com/lightwave/displacements_II.php