Modeling with lattices


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Modeling with lattices

Lattices are another animation deformers that can be used to deform geometry. Now, what are lattices? It's basically just a box of points. And when you deform that box, it basically reshapes whatever is inside. So, for example, if I have this character's head, and let's go ahead and just select the whole head, including the eyes, and let's go to Animation, under Create Deformers, let's go into Lattice. Now I want to actually go into my tools here. And typically, it defaults to 2, 5 and 2.

But actually, let's go ahead and just make that 4, 4 and 4, and then just go Create. Now what it does is it creates a 4 x 4 x 4 box around whatever I had selected. Now all I have to do in order to use this is just right-click over this, and I can select either the object itself or the points in the Lattice. So, for example, if I select these Lattice points and grab them, by moving the points, I can actually deform what's inside the box.

So if I wanted to, for example, make his ...

Modeling with lattices
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Modeling with lattices provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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