Jiggle deformer not working unless direct child

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  02 February 2013
Jiggle deformer not working unless direct child

Noticed something today. The jiggle deformer does not seem to work like the other deformers, in that it only seems to work if its a direct child of the object you need it to deform. Most deformers work if they are in the same level hierarchy as the deformed object. Is this a bug or just the nature of how the deformer needs to be set up?

Attached is a file and 2 screenshots. A is set up with deformers and object as children of a null. B is set up with deformers a child of the object. On my end, jiggle only works in example B.

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File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 4.13.29 PM.jpg (14.9 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 4.13.24 PM.jpg (35.8 KB, 11 views)
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File Type: zip JIGGLE.c4d.zip (33.2 KB, 4 views)
  02 February 2013
i've run across that issue too. In those instances where you have some complexity and can't put the jiggle directly under the mesh, a connect object that references the mesh you want to deform comes in handy. Throw the jiggle deformer under the connect object and you're back in business.
  02 February 2013
See attached
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File Type: png Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 3.53.44 PM.png (61.9 KB, 38 views)
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File Type: zip JIGGLE_correctionDeformer.c4d.zip (65.6 KB, 30 views)
  02 February 2013
Appears to be a limitation.
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File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 5.04.15 PM.jpg (37.0 KB, 29 views)
  02 February 2013
Brilliant demafleez!

Was actually trying the connect object before posting, but wasnt working.

I hadnt noticed before that you could choose an object outside of the heirarchy to designate as the connect object. Perfect. Thanks
  02 February 2013

Well, this was a great solution demafleez...however, the object with the jiggle needs to be cloned (actually 1 symmetrical clone opposite the base mesh in radial orientation)

When referencing an object outside of its hierarchy, the connect object does not like to be placed in a cloner or array. It doesnt generate a clone.

I will approach this another way. Really appreciate the help though!
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