Alternative to Slide on surface?

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Old 07 July 2013   #1
Alternative to Slide on surface?


Is there an alternative to the Slide on surface feature that IS NOT a dynamics function?
Or is there a script of some sort that does the same thing?

Old 07 July 2013   #2
In the bonustools there is the "slide components". In the modelling toolkit (maya2014) there is a slide on surface option. Are they what you mean?

Old 07 July 2013   #3
I want to take one mesh, say an extruded cube, project it onto another mesh, then slide that mesh over another so that it conforms to the others shape.
Old 07 July 2013   #4
What about constraints ?
I guess geometry constraint would do the trick , or at least combination of several constraints...
Old 07 July 2013   #5
You can do that with the "transfer attributes" node (see in the mesh menu). There are various ways to shrinkwrap one surface to the other. You can paint transfer weights too. It is not really fast enough to really be considered interactive, but it is a useful tool. I often use it (in uv samplingmode) to conform new topology to an old version of a model.

Old 07 July 2013   #6
The Muscle system/deformer will also allow you to do this.
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