Parent-Child Hierarchy Structure

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Parent-Child Hierarchies for the Deformer

In this section, you will learn how the deformer’s parent-child hierarchy works.
First, check out the video below about the deformer’s parent-child hierarchy.

(1) Warp deformers and rotation deformers can be set as the “parent” of an ArtMesh.
(2) An ArtMesh that has a deformer parent is called a “child” of that deformer.

The nature of the parent-child hierarchy is that when you deform the parent, the deformation will be reflected in the child, but if you deform the child, the deformation will not affect the parent.
“Children follow their parents, so when the parents move, the children move.”

Moving the parent deformer

When you move the parent deformer, all the child elements inside follow.

Moving the child deformer

If a child is moved, the parent is not affected.

Deforming the parent deformer

When the parent deformer is deformed, the child elements within it are deformed accordingly.

Deforming the child deformer

If a deformation is applied to a child, it does not affect the parent.

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