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Why a deformer inside a cloner has no effect on the object?... How is the correct procedure?

 

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35 minutes ago, Aphexrender said:

Why a deformer inside a cloner has no effect on the object?...

Because that is not how deformers work in Cinema. They work as children of geometry objects or in a group null with other geo objects, and in only a few other specialist circumstances, of which the cloner is not one.. 

 

35 minutes ago, Aphexrender said:

How is the correct procedure?

You can't use a Cloner or an Array alone for this purpose because when you go to make it editable (as you must for it to be able to affect the geo) there will be nothing in it. So to do that we need to insert some dummy geometry roughly the same size as the falloff / bounds as your deformers, and with the deformer as a child of that object. Now you can array or clone that instead, make the cloner editable, select the parent objects that creates and Delete Without children to leave just the deformers in their correct positions, but now you can drag them all directly under the torus and they will all affect it.

 

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  • Nice, i did it.

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    Is it easier if i took a bulge deformer, change the axis rotation and cloning as i rotate the deformer?... I tried to change the axis with Axis modification before, but the deformer follows the axis, how can i change the axis orientation without affecting the place of the deformer, in example: I want to change the axis of the deformer to the center of the torus, so when i rotate and copy/cloning i'll be able to position the deformers like in the picture above.

     

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    No, you can't move the axis of a deformer. You'd have to get that right while it was still a child of the dummy object. that's why you need the cloner method to do this, otherwise you can only rotate them by hand individually...

     

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  • Understood, thank you so much!!!👍

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