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HOWTO: Applying the Lattice from One Model to Another Model

PSS ID Number: Q173723 Article last modified on 09-12-1997

IRIX:3.51,3.7; WINDOWS NT:3.51,3.7



The information in this article applies to:

  • Softimage 3D for IRIX, versions 3.51, 3.7
  • == Softimage 3D for Windows NT, versions 3.51, 3.7 ==


Copying Lattice properties from one model to another model, is impossible in the present versions of SOFTIMAGE 3D. The following tip provides a suitable method (workaround) for deforming the surface of one model, based on another model’s Lattice deformation properties:

  1. Select both the lattice-deformed model and the model you wish to deform (target model).
  2. Tag all the points on both models.
  3. From the Motion module, choose the Effects->Glue custom effect.
  4. Pick the lattice-deformed model, then pick your target model.
  5. Playback the animation to see the target model deform in a similar fashion to the original lattice-deformed model’s shape.

The quality and behaviour of the target model’s deformation depends on it’s surface resolution, number of vertices, and/or curves, points, etc…


SOFTIMAGE 3D Reference Guide: A to H, Appendices, page 575.

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Version : IRIX:3.51,3.7; WINDOWS NT:3.51,3.7 Platform : IRIX NT WINDOWS Issue type : kbhowto ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.