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Lesson 19

Deformers

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Deformers can be used for numerous reasons: for character set up and animation, for facial expressions, for modeling, and for creating dynamic surfaces. In this lesson, you will be introduced to various deformers to experiment with using a Paint Effects tree converted to polygons. These deformers will change the tree's shape while still keeping an organic feel to the geometry.

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • How to convert Paint Effects to polygons
  • How to use wire deformers
  • How to use point on curve deformers
  • How to use clusters
  • How to use the Soft Modification Tool
  • How to use nonlinear deformers
  • How to change ...

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