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How to apply changes in real time from base mesh to target mesh?
show user profile  jensonagain
I have two mesh. They have the same vertex count and vertex order, except one mesh is just bigger than the other.

I want to change the topology of the base mesh (cut out faces, weld verts, etc) but have those same changes apply to the target mesh.

How can I achieve this? I'm currently experimenting with the morpher to try and get this working, but any help would be greatly appreciated.


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10/20/2014 9:57:28 PM (last edit: 10/20/2014 9:57:28 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I think you want to copy the object as a reference. This will let you scale the reference mesh, yet still have the things you do to the original happen to the copy.




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10/20/2014 10:05:23 PM (last edit: 10/20/2014 10:05:23 PM)
show user profile  jensonagain
I may not have explained it that well, but here is what I have so far that seems to be working great.

Edit Mesh (do work here)
Skin
Smooth
Morpher ---> Points to Mesh
Edit Mesh

Any change I make on the top applies to the morpher as well. Then when I'm done I can make copy and collapse having both mesh, same vertex order & count but with new changes.

Hope this helps someone out there!
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10/20/2014 10:27:36 PM (last edit: 10/20/2014 10:27:36 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
It's wrong, all wrong, dammit.

If it were me I'd rebuild the rig to the correct size rather than hack at it.

Zero reason to have the smooth modifier below the skin modifier.

I already told you about skin wrap (I think), that's a good option (if both rigs were the same size).

If you're using morpher I assume that's just for facial morphs. If you're using it for anything else, then use skin morph instead (e.g. for fixing the knees and elbows when they bend).
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10/21/2014 2:47:02 AM (last edit: 10/21/2014 2:47:02 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Hang on... surely you just want to make an instance of your mesh?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/24/2014 1:34:28 PM (last edit: 10/24/2014 1:34:28 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Now now. That'd be cheating!
:)




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10/24/2014 4:44:37 PM (last edit: 10/24/2014 4:44:37 PM)
show user profile  jStins
lol

-Joel


joelstinson.com

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10/24/2014 7:49:06 PM (last edit: 10/24/2014 7:49:06 PM)
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