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hihosilver

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 07:27:24 pm »

I believe the issue was that your modifier was too small.  If you were to imagine that the modifier were to extend infinitely in both directions, you might have some mesh outside of the imagined modifier.  This is why you're not getting that part to bend, because it's not included in being effected by the modifier.  So to change that, you simply change the size of the modifier so that it will include all pieces of the mesh.
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 08:34:45 pm »

You can always give it more vertices, go into the figure editor, and attach the whip to a short(ish) bone, then add more bones down the length of the whip (trying to get the ends near the vertices), and doing a multi-bone skin.
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 04:05:16 am »

well, i'm kind of having the same problem. i've downloaded the eggplant to try to learn how to use the program, but when i try to apply the modifier to bend the stem, it doesn't work. the modifier grid bends, but not the stem. i set the ortho view, and the grid appears behind the model. i tried all the stuff from the tutorial, but still it won't work. i'm following all the steps to make the eggplant, didn't change any bit, so what's exactly the problem? where did i go wrong?
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 04:45:29 am »

There's your problem right there: "... the grid appears behind the model..."  The modifier must surround the portion of the mesh you're trying to deform.
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2009, 07:04:35 am »

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2009, 04:02:39 pm »

ok, so i did it and it worked, the stem bended as expected... but now i'm facing a new problem: trying to make the second bend, the upper part of the stem, i create the grid at the upper part, but the lower part bends, twisting the stem... i assure you i'm following all the steps...
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2009, 05:28:45 pm »

You will have to rotate your modifier until it is upside down.
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2009, 05:48:59 pm »

i rotated it in several ways, but in the end, i had to set the angle -90, instead of 90, for it to work. but now it worked.
anyway, i understand that the modifier grid lines must appear ABOVE the model, so when i stretch the grid until the lines overpass the model, the grid turns out to be too long, then screwing anything... still don't know how to use it... but i think i just need more practice... thx for the help anyway...
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