Temporary deform tool

(Updated /02/08/2022)

This function allows objects with vertices to be deformed more conveniently.

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Transformations can also be performed on deformers.

 

Common Usage

Each deformation item from the [Modeling] or [Form Animation] menu's [Temporary deform tool]
displays a grid of control points that can be used to deform the selected object.
The number of control points to be displayed can also be edited, allowing for more detailed deformation.

When using the Temporary Transform tool, the arrow tool's ability to move objects will no longer be available, and
the parts and deformer palettes are grayed out and unavailable.
When editing is complete, perform the following operations to deactivate the Temporary Transform tool.

How to cancel the Temporary Transform tool:

  • Click the green check mark in the [Temporary deform tool] in the upper left corner of the view
  • Click [Unbind] displayed under Transform Method in the Tool Details palette
  • Click [Modeling] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] -> [Deselect the temporary deform tool]
  • Set and execute the shortcut [Deselect the temporary deform tool]

 

Temporary path deformation

By creating and moving a disposable deformation path, you can deform the shape to follow the path.

With an object with vertices selected,
Click [Modeling] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] -> [Temporary path deformation].

Alternatively, click on the [Form Animation] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] -> [Temporary path deformation].

 

Operation Method

Click to add a control point.
(1) (Red circles are control points.)
Drag control points to deform the path.

Transform only the path by [Ctrl] + dragging the control point.
Control points can be deleted by [Alt] + click.
Click on the path to insert a control point.

 

Temporary warp deformation

The control points connected in a grid can be moved and deformed.

With an object with vertices selected,
Click on the [Modeling] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] -> [Temporary warp deformation].
Alternatively, click on the [Form Animation] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] -> [Temporary warp deformation].

Temporary warp deformation can also be initiated by clicking the icon in the lower right corner while the bounding box is displayed.

Operation Method

Drag the control point (red dot) to deform it.
(You can also use [Ctrl] + drag to move only the control point.)

 

[Shift]+drag translates the control point.

Change the number of columns and rows in the lattice

You can change the number of columns and rows in the grid of temporary warp deformations.
This function can be used when temporary warp deformation is used.

Alternatively, select [Temporary warp] from the Transform Methods in the Tool Details palette to manipulate the Number of Warp Divisions item.

Other Temporary Transformation Tools

Objects with vertices can be deformed in various ways.


With an object with vertices selected,
Click [Modeling] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] (1) to (5).

Alternatively, click [Form Animation] menu -> [Temporary deform tool] (1) to (5).

Tool Details:
When using the Temporary Transform tool, you can also select the transform method from the Tool Details palette.

Operation Method

When menus (1) through (5) are executed, the following control points are displayed and various deformations can be performed.

(1) Enlarge/shrink (2) Rotation (3) Free transform
(4) Perspective (5) Distort

Drag control points to deform.
Move only the control point by [Ctrl] + dragging the control point.
Anchor points can be moved by dragging.
Parallel shift the anchor point by [Shift] + drag.

 

Anchor point:
The center position of [Rotation] can be changed by moving the anchor point placed in the center.

Shortcuts:
The Temporary Transform tool can be assigned a shortcut.
Since it is not set by default, you can assign any key to use.

For details on the settings, please refer to the Edit item on the “Shortcut Key List” page.

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