Mesh deformer issue
Posted: 11 June 2021 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hello,

I have this hierarchy of objects and when i try to use a mesh deformer to bind the blue objects as the cage, they seem to do something different. I am far from experienced with rigging things and cluster might not be the best candidate here but i d like to understand what im doing wrong.

scene file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nubqvq8lisv4c60/guitar_c4d.c4d?dl=0

Thanks a lot!

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Posted: 11 June 2021 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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And after posting i realised that my twist is applied twice on my object: once overall and once from my cage mesh. I used a stop tag to fix this.
So my next q is, what would be another way to rig this animation i am after? morph? In general any suggestion is welcome.

And i hope im not asking too much posting all the time heh. Many thanks!

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Posted: 11 June 2021 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hi thanulee,

Thanks for the file and for using Dropbox. As well for updating your own question!
Never hesitate to ask. Many people might have a benefit from the question here.

If I get it correctly, the Cage Deformer, the Mesh, the Weighting tag, the Display-tag, the Stop-tag, the Cluster object, including the required Null, all of that serves one purpose: to stretch the object on the end of the animation. Eight objects.

If that is so, then a single FFD cage with a total of eight points and PLA animated can replace all of that.

Example:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/Tk9yfK6T2FN6ScrWignl9MZSBww2H5V4oS4pqXnb61h

As a side note, the Fracture-tasta object is not really needed, so far I can see.

Is that answering your question?

Enjoy your weekend.

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Posted: 11 June 2021 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Many thanks! Well i did that to avoid PLA animation. I started with an ffd myself.
So my next q is: can we somehow bind the FFD points to a null?

Cheers!

edit: the fracture object will take upon some mograph animation thats why its there

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Posted: 11 June 2021 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Thanks, thanulee, for the feedback,

You can use a Pose Morph>Points to drive the FFD.

That should give you the fastest way to animate it.
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/jrAnkeDDLtoJ3QDc2y8J3JSeDV5DYjVsX8u9SWv7jYD

Cheers

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Posted: 11 June 2021 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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excellent thanks!!

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Posted: 11 June 2021 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Great, thanks, thanulee.

My best wishes for your project.

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