Parent-Child Hierarchy Structure
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.