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### AuthorTopic: Combing 2 shapes  (Read 1554 times)

#### steved

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##### Combing 2 shapes
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:38:14 pm »

Hello everyone,
An anim8or beginner here.
Lets say I have some extruded text or thin cube(neither of which have an initial curvature) and I want to attach/combine it to the curvature of lets say a cylinder shape. I want my text to have the same shape/curvature as what I'm attaching it to.  If anyone could just outline the steps you would follow to do
this I would really appreciate it. And just to make it perhaps a little bit different what about attaching it to a sphere.
Thanks for any pointers you could offer,
stephen
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#### Kevin Gales

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 07:12:54 am »

If you mean something like as attached...
Well it's possible(for me)...but not always depending on how complex the model is...
What I mean is that there is no straight foward way of doing that...it's like you are trying to simulate physics(wrapping cloth/mesh over the other)
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#### steved

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 12:15:25 am »

Hello kevin,

Yes that's what I would like do. I've been experimenting with the warp modifier using
bend, twist etc. with a cylinder and some extruded text but I've really got nothing
to work like you've shown. I can't even get the text to the proper curative of the
cylinder:( . Any suggestions you have would be must welcome. How did you construct your example?
Best,
stephen
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#### Kevin Gales

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 06:23:14 am »

I am sure you will understand the flow...if you don't get it...maybe I'll do a video tut...
Well don't hesitate to let me know if you're struggling....let's hope I won't be deleted like my previous account..
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#### steved

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 08:52:52 pm »

Hello Kevin,

Thanks so much for posting this. But as a beginner I really could use an explanation of your workflow. A tutorial would be amazing! But I would be happy with some guidance to get from start to finish.
Thanks for lending a helping hand.
Best,
stephen
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#### Kevin Gales

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 06:55:42 am »

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#### steved

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 04:03:22 am »

Hello again Kevin,

Thank you so very much for going to the trouble of making a video of your technique. Now I get it! It's a real pain being a beginner
I do find it somewhat disappointing that anim8or doesn't have a built-in tool to do something that you'd think would be somewhat commonplace. On the other hand I would much rather have an illusion than nothing at all:)
Very best,
stephen

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#### Kevin Gales

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##### Re: Combing 2 shapes
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 05:10:46 am »

You're welcome... well anim8or is pretty cool cause there are many other illusions you can do...you just have to experiment...
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