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I'm a giant noob.
show user profile  Dave
I think I've hit old age. I started today with a clear goal of something that I wanted to do, only to find that I actually don't remember how to do it. I've tried googling but at this point I'm just searching with vague queries.

Simple explanation of what I want:
I have a plane with many segments. And I would like to move a sphere over it, having the plane deform to the shape of the sphere, but returning to its original state when the sphere is not over a group of polys. Like, err... like a mouse running underneath a carpet.

I know it's simple! I've done it before, but I just can't remember what tools/modifiers I need to be using. I'm 95% sure it isn't cloth, it was something a lot more easier to work with than cloth.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/17/2016 1:55:50 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 1:56:58 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
volumeselect is your friend :) maybe with a push on top :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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2/17/2016 2:00:31 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 2:00:31 PM)
show user profile  FX
press F1

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2/17/2016 3:16:36 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:16:59 PM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
You can do that with the displace modifier/spacewarps.

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2/17/2016 3:17:47 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:17:47 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Vol.Select sounds familiar! Cheers muchos, I will give it a whirl very shortly.

@FX: I did actually do this (I rarely use F1, admittedly). but I sat there, fingers poised over the keyboard for a good 12 seconds thinking about what to even look up. SO SHUT YOUR PRETTY LITTLE MOUTH BEFORE I COME OVER THERE AND KISS IT.

@Octopuzzy, oh interesting. I'll investigate if annoys me.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/17/2016 3:19:21 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:20:07 PM)
show user profile  FX
Puckered up and ready sweetie :

I had a similar scenario a few months a go, I ended up using animated FFD's (which can be a pain in the ass to control / fine tune.)

This looks an easier method, I never got round to buying and trying:

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2/17/2016 3:38:25 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:38:25 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
that is a awesome script!

Pushing buttons since "86
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2/17/2016 3:45:29 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:45:29 PM)
show user profile  FX
Now it's doing my head in, I'm sure there's a similar free version kicking around :/

My brain farts far too regular for my liking too.

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2/17/2016 3:50:57 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 3:50:57 PM)
show user profile  Dave
That's pretty lovely, well worth the 18 euros I reckon. Cheers!

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/17/2016 4:15:29 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 4:15:29 PM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah it shows up all the legacy functions in Max for what they are.

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2/17/2016 5:03:18 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 5:03:18 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Ruh oh, has anyone used the bezier attractor before? I get constant crashes. I've emailed the hocuspocus dudes about it, but I've already lost faith.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/18/2016 1:00:15 PM (last edit: 2/18/2016 1:00:15 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
sorry, read it as "I'm a giant nob"



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2/18/2016 1:29:51 PM (last edit: 2/18/2016 1:29:51 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Well that can't be right STRAT, I've got a tiiiiiny pecker.

In response to my previous comment:


Not only does this disable the drag/drop feature of opening max files/scripts/etc. It makes this bezier attractor script straight up not work.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/18/2016 1:44:39 PM (last edit: 2/18/2016 1:44:39 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Heh... I read it as "I'm a giant boob"


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2/18/2016 1:46:44 PM (last edit: 2/18/2016 1:46:44 PM)
show user profile  FX

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2/18/2016 2:42:26 PM (last edit: 2/18/2016 2:42:26 PM)
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