The Gnomon Workshop – Deformers02 in Maya – Sculpt Lattice And Wrap With Alex Alvarez Rip
Author: Alex Alvarez
This is the second DVD from 3 DVD tutorial series for using Deformer Tools for Modeling and Animating in Maya. Support Files included. Sculpt deformers are spherical objects which create rounded deformations. They can be used to simulate effects such as liquid pumping through tubes, or a chewing and swallowing food.
Lattice and Wrap deformers are unique in how they allow you to deform surfaces with low-res shapes. The potential uses are therefore quite varied: a high-res NURBS patch-model can have facial expressions designed using just 40 points, a character can be animated squeezing itself through a keyhole, a dynamic simulation can have its performance quadrupled, and so on. This lecture addresses several examples with a focus on workflow and application.