Voronoi displaced edges selection
Posted: 08 June 2021 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hello

I’m having a problem with an edge selection issue.
I have a disc that I apply a Voronoi Fracture to.  I’m distorting the inner edges a bit, because I need to be able to select them later.
Once I convert my Voronoi generator to polygons, I get a bunch of polys and a displace deformer.  However the edges are undeformed, and if I try to select them, I only get straight edges.  I would like to be able to select the displaced edges…I feel like I’m missing something very simple…
Here is a file
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzf01xcr1nngm8a/KTG_TopCircle_1.c4d?dl=0

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Posted: 08 June 2021 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Alex,

Thanks a lot for the file, and for using Dropbox.

Two options:

If you use the C key (make editable), you get the Deformer. While the object is selected, things are not deformed.
Go to Attribute Manager> Mode> View Settings> Deformed Editing: on.

The other option is to avoid the Deformer, and while the Voronoi Fracture is active, use the Object Manager> Object> Current State To Object mode.
The result will not rely on a Deformer.

All the best

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Posted: 08 June 2021 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Ah perfect!  Thanks Sassi
I didn’t know about the first option, super handy!  However when I select the edge and convert to spline, the new spline is not deformed.
The second approach does work perfectly!

Thanks again!

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Posted: 08 June 2021 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks for the feedback, Alex!

Great that you can create what you need.

Enjoy

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