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I am trying to form an S-shaped deformation with horizontal beginning and end. I must be doing something really stupid here! I have tried all kinds of Falloff combinations but I cannot keep the second deformer from changing the area of the first. Help would be much appreciated!

 

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Whoever said that things don't make you happy obviously didn't have Cinema 4D

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Bend Deformers have a sort of invisible "start" and "end" point.  You basically had them reversed.  I flipped your Bend around, then made a Linear falloff.

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Are you animating this and need to use bend deformers? If not, it seems like the spline arc tool would work for this.

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  • natevplas, Wow, you did it! You have totally saved my day. I was starting to think it wasn't possible. The Deformers portion of my brain seems to be impaired because I sure have a lot of trouble with them! They are an art in my opinion.

     

    I am demonstrating a "trombone loop" getting repeatedly larger and smaller (like on a trombone) with a DNA Replisome and this will be SO perfect. When I move the 2nd Bend deformer the trombone slider goes out like I wanted to demonstrate. 

     

    Your Linear Falloff was very clever.

     

    That was really nice of you, thanks.

     

    Lonchaney, the Spline Arc tool is an excellent idea which I had not considered. I am set for this problem now but I will see if I can do it your way too. Thanks!

     

    (The Cafe in general is SO helpful)

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    Whoever said that things don't make you happy obviously didn't have Cinema 4D

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  • natevplas, Here's an early image of the problem you solved. Can you see the early trombone loop before it gets pushed out? It is amazing how many misalignments and problems your deformers solved! Thank you

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TA9_xFWWmy9vWswEB4sPo2LLw6zd7LHl/view?usp=sharing

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    Whoever said that things don't make you happy obviously didn't have Cinema 4D

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    Wow, now that I do NOT understand!  How are our bodies doing this 24-7 without us even thinking?

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  • It is very humbling to learn what is going on inside our cells. It engenders incredible respect and almost disbelief to learn about these amazing processes like DNA replication, neuronal function, cell signaling, etc, etc 

     

    Fun stuff!!


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