Mesh Deformer not working on sculpted object

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Old 08 August 2013   #1
Mesh Deformer not working on sculpted object

Hey,

I sculpted a object and wanted to use a deformer for doing some other stuff with it as well, as it is much quicker done over a deformer, than sculpting it. So I tested it with a simple cube. I sculpted on it, ticked freezed and allow deformation in the sculpting tag and added a sphere deformer under it. So that is perfectly working. But I wanted to use the mesh deformer, so I used the same cube, only a little bit larger and without the sculpting tag, for the mesh cage. Put it into the cage field in the mesh deformer and clicked on initialise. Then it should normally work, but it isn't. No deformation is happening. Although I did the same things as with the sphere deformer. The whole thing is working, if I am deleting the sculpting tag.

So am I just doing something wrong or is it just not working? Would be great to get some help and thanks a lot

Anna
 
Old 08 August 2013   #2
when you say you used the same cube was it a duplicate of it your a new primitive cube?
if it was a new cube did you make it editable.

if its not that then could you post the c4d file
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Old 08 August 2013   #3
yeah, it was editable. I just uploaded my scene, where I tested it. It is still not working :(

Thanks a lot for your help

Anna
 
Old 08 August 2013   #4
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Originally Posted by anna1
yeah, it was editable. I just uploaded my scene, where I tested it. It is still not working :(

Thanks a lot for your help

Anna

i think its just a limitation of the mesh deformer.
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Old 08 August 2013   #5
I think it's a bug with Sculpt.
Workaround ...drop your sculpt object in a Connect Object and use the Mesh Deformer on the ConnectObject.
 
Old 08 August 2013   #6
Enable auto init in deformer
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Old 08 August 2013   #7
thanks so much you all it is now working.

I really didn't think about the auto init and the workaround with the connect object is really nice as well
 
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