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link a dummy to vertexes
show user profile  flyboy9999
I'm setting up a palmtree scene (low poly)
the palmtree consists of a low segment cylinder, the leafs on top are spline shapes (instances) wich i rotated and linked to a dummy.
what i want is when i bend the palmtree, the dummy with leafs linked on move along with my palmtree
I tried linked x-form but that did'nt give me the desired result
How could this be achieved?
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2/25/2009 3:39:46 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 3:39:46 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Try the attachment constraint

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2/25/2009 3:45:26 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 3:45:26 AM)
show user profile  flyboy9999
Hi Mrgrotey,

that did'nt do the trick.
imagine creating a cylinder and putting a dummy on top of the cilinder.
now put a bend modifier on the cylinder and change the bend angle.
This is where my problems is, the dummy doesn't follow the cylinder
the attachment constraint is great for making objects follow the geometry shape of the other.
unfortunately it doesn't work for this scenario
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2/25/2009 4:30:58 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 4:30:58 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Are you sure you did it right? that's exactly what the attachment constraint is for, to link an object to a particular vertex (well technically a face, but you can move it to a vert in the options)

[edit] just tried it with a cylinder, bend modifier and a dummy, works perfectly fine.

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2/25/2009 4:36:49 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 4:46:34 AM)
show user profile  flyboy9999

you were right (i'm so wrong)
it worked, i was reading in between the lines.
take care and have a nice day :-)
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2/25/2009 5:38:26 AM (last edit: 2/25/2009 5:38:26 AM)
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