Rigging nonlinear deformers


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Rigging nonlinear deformers

There are other ways to do deformations that can be animated. We looked at a couple of them in modeling and those were called the Nonlinear Derformers. Those can also be used for animation. So, let's just show you how to animate those to rig up this character for that. We have the character ears and as he moves around, you typically want to see a floppy eared character. So, we can do that very simply using what's called the Nonlinear Deformer. So I am going to select the ear, Create Deformers, and under Nonlinear, remember these? We used them in modeling.

The one I want to use here is called the Bend Deformer. So, when I select this, you can see what happens is this little object comes up here. I can click and see it in the Outliner here, and it's called the bend1Handle and if I show this in X-ray mode, you can kind of see how that looks. If I go to the Attribute Editor for this handle, you can see that-- there is actually a node here called bend1 and it can actually bend that...

Rigging nonlinear deformers
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Rigging nonlinear deformers 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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