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Manipulating a Deformer to Create Animation

The Bone, Articulation and Curve deformers have very different ways of being manipulated. When you are choosing the type of deformation chain to use on each part, keep in mind the kind of animation movement they can create.

Manipulating a Bone and Articulation Deformer
Manipulating a Curve Deformer

Manipulating a Bone and Articulation Deformer

The Bone deformer operates in the same way as a human limb and is composed of a pivot as the starting point, and bones and articulations.

Manipulating a Curve Deformer

The Curve Deformer distorts the element to follow an organic and fluid curve line.