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SozoDigital

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Use Forest Pack on deforming surface?
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:20:38 PM »
Hi,

I am wondering if it is possible to use Forest Pack on a surface that has it's verts animated either via a deformer or on an animated imported geo cache, ie a ground surface animated by a wave-deformer to simulate a stylized earthquake shockwave.

I tried briefly but didnt get very far, since the scattered instances did not stick to the surface when it deformed during the animation.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 01:23:27 PM by TheRazorsEdge »

Michal Karmazín

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Re: Use Forest Pack on deforming surface?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 01:35:31 PM »
Hi,

That's possible and it'll depend a lot on how the deformation will look like. For some scenarios (where the UV space is significantly deformed in time) would be recommendable to use a workaround is to use "help" surfaces" as explained in following "Scattering on animated surface" thread. Hope you'll find it useful.

Best regards,

SozoDigital

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Re: Use Forest Pack on deforming surface?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 12:29:55 PM »

Hi Michal,

thank you very much for the speedy reply and the link. I'll look into that right away. :)

Cheers!