Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 26-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default deformation


I used to use Softimage/XSI years ago and it had/has a very useful animation tool called a spline deformation. I'm trying to find out if Maya has a similar capability. For example, let say that you've drawn a curve in the shape of a roller coaster and you have a nurbs sphere that is in the shape of worm. What I want to be able to do is to have the worm animate along that path and distort or deform to the shape of that path/curve as it's going along.

Can Maya do anything like that?

Thanks in advance
revolve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
gster123's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts

I think you could use a lattice to do that, its under animation-> Deform (I think as I havn't got maya open at the moment)
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.