Deformer palette

Updated: 03/12/2024

The deformer palette allows you to manage parent-child hierarchies of objects.
The palette is displayed in a constructed hierarchy, which is used to select, display, lock, and check parent-child hierarchies of objects.

Deformer Palette

(1)Show/hide all objects at once
(2)Batch lock/unlock objects
(3)Expand all/collapse all hierarchies
(4)Link to Parts palette and View area

Individual operation:
Clicking on each icon in the list toggles between displaying, locking, and expanding the object individually.

Multiple operations:
Dragging on the eye or key icons toggles between showing, hiding, locking, and unlocking multiple items at the same time.

Link button:
When the link is turned ON, the deformer tree will expand in conjunction with the selection status of the Parts palette and View area.

Select Objects

You can select each object in the list in the palette by clicking on it.
Clicking while holding down the [Shift] key selects all objects between the first click and the last click, and clicking while holding down the [Ctrl] key selects only objects that are clicked.

Delete Objects

You can delete an object by pressing the [Delete] key or the [Backspace] key after selecting it.

Set Parent-Child Hierarchies for the Deformer

By dragging an object and dropping it on the deformer you want it to belong to, you can set up a deformer parent-child hierarchy.


In the Deformer palette, the order of child objects that have the same parent deformer cannot be changed. If you want to change the order, change it in the “Parts palette.”

Right-click menu

Select including children:
Select all objects together, including those that are children of the deformer you are selecting.
This is useful for copying and pasting in batches.

Collapse Content Inside Deformer:
Closes one level of expanded deformers directly under the selected deformer.
If there is more than one deformer directly below, it is easier to select one.


Cut only the selected object in the deformer palette.

Copy only the selected object in the deformer palette.

Paste in the deformer palette.


Select for Movement:
In the deformer palette, select the object to be moved.

Move here:
In the deformer palette, you can move the object selected in “Select for Movement” to the hierarchy you want to move.

Label Color

You can configure a setting so the label colors set in the Parts palette are reflected in the deformer palette as well.
Open the [File] menu -> [Environment settings].
Under [Window], select/clear the [Reflect label colors in Parts palette in deformer palette] check box.
For more information on environment settings, see “Environment settings.”

See “Parts palette” for label color settings.

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