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DizzyZombie
03-19-2011, 04:08 PM
I am wondering, is it possible to add influence to an existing cluster deformer?

I already created a cluster deformation, but somehow the vertices that it is supposed to influence somehow got detached from the cluster deformer. I do not want to create another cluster deformer, if it's possible, because I have already assigned a set driven key for it. Anyone help please?

According to the attached jpegs, the vertices around the bird's eye won't move along with the clusters around it. How can I re-attach those vertices to the clusters?

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/1614/blah1.jpg


http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8672/blah2d.jpg

nuternativ
03-20-2011, 06:32 AM
Try edit membership tool. It's under Animation>edit deformers>edit membership tool

Just select the cluster then choose edit membership tool, switch to component mode(vertex), then you can add/remove verticies that will be calculated with the cluster deformer.

DizzyZombie
03-20-2011, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the advice. I tried it, but weird thing is, when I already selected the Edit Membership Tool and went into Component Mode (vertices), I can't seem to select any vertices. Here's a screenshot of it. The vertices can't be seen here, but they turned to a pink color. I can't select any of them. Any idea why?

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5601/blah3lp.jpg

nuternativ
03-20-2011, 08:10 AM
did you select only one cluster before using edit membership tools?
if you did, just press ctrl+shift and drag-select the vertices.

DizzyZombie
03-20-2011, 11:18 AM
ahh, okay. Thanks alot for your really helpful advice!

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