View Full Version : Deforming one object with another

02 February 2007, 07:50 PM

I've made a sort of translucent membrane with relatively sharp objects underneath. I would like those objects to deform the membrane as they are moved against it, so that in the final render, with a SSS shader, you see exactly what's happening.

I've tried:

- sculpt deformers with a replacement nurbs object > buggy, doesn't work well with more complex models.

- wrap deformers > in a simple test with a plane and a sphere, I can't make the deformation of the plane match the shape of the sphere, even if I play with the distance/weight parameters.

- smooth skin with influence objects. How am I supposed to paint the weights if the influence object has to move everywhere underneath the influenced geometry?

..And blendshapes are not an option since I have to do at least 30 seconds of animation with this membrane thing, so that would mean hundreds of blendshapes.

I can reformulate what I'm after, if it's not clear.

I'm looking forward to any bit of knowledge you might have on this subject..



02 February 2007, 12:43 AM
Have you tried softbody dynamics yet? with collision objects? Or perhaps a cloth sim? That would be my first thoughts.

Hope this helps.


02 February 2007, 01:08 AM
or some out of the box muscle system plugins... There are a few out there...


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