Stage Guide > Toon Boom Harmony 10 Stage User Guide > Chapter 18: Deformation > About the Deformation Effect > Secondary Deformer Effects > Deformation-Wave
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Deformation-Wave

The Deformation-Wave effect deforms the chain by adjusting the scaling in a waveform style. It can be used to animate a wave deformation effect on your deformation chain over a period of time.

To use the Deformation-Wave effect:

1. In the Network view, navigate inside the Deformation Group to which you want to add a Deformation-Wave effect to.
2. In the Module Library, select an Deformation-Wave module and drag it to the Network view. Note that the Deformation-Wave module name changes to Deformation-Wave as it enters the Network view.
3. Connect the Deformation-Wave module to your deformation chain.

You will immediately notice that a wave deformation is applied to the limb or art connected to the deformation chain.

4. In the Network view, click on the Deformation-Wave module’s square yellow button to open the Layer Properties dialog box.

5. You can set the following parameters in the Deformation-Wave Layer Properties dialog box:
Name: Use this field to rename the module.
Wave Left: This option is enabled by default, allowing the Deformation-Wave effect to be applied on the left side of the deformer chain. Disable this option to prevent the effect from being applied.
Left Start: This parameter defines the starting point of the left wave deformation. The default value is 0 and represents the Deformation-Root. Each main control point count for +1.

Left Span: This parameter defines the length of the left wave effect.
Left Offset Deformer: This is the parameter you may want to connect to a function. It controls the offset of the deformation on the left side and allows you to create a fluid wave animation along the deformer axis.

Left Amplitude: This parameter controls the height of the left wave effect.

Left Offset Scaling: This parameter is used to apply an offset value to the amplitude of the left wave. The wave will be lifted and become higher, or dropped and become lower, depending whether the value is increased or decreased.

Left Period: This value controls the interval of occurrence of the left waves. By default the value is 1, meaning that a wave will occur for every deformer. If you decrease the value at 0.5 it will result in a wave occurring every half deformer.
Wave Right: By default this option is enabled, allowing the Deformation-Wave effect to be applied on the right side of the deformer chain. Disable this option to prevent the effect from being applied.
Same as Left: This this option is disabled by default. It allows the left and right size of the Deformation-Wave to be controlled separately. Enable this option if you want the effect to be symmetrical and controlled by the left side parameters.
Right Start: This parameter defines the starting point of the right wave deformation. The default value is 0 and represents the Deformation-Root. Each main control point count for +1.

Right Span: This parameter defines the length of the right wave effect.
Right Offset Deformer: This is the parameter you might want to connect to a function. It controls the offset of the deformation on the right side, allowing you to create a fluid wave animation along the deformer axis.

Right Amplitude: This parameter controls the height of the right wave effect.

Right Offset Scaling: This parameter is used to apply an offset value to the amplitude of the right wave. The wave will be lifted and become higher, or dropped and become lower, depending whether the value is increased or decreased.

Right Period: This value controls the interval of occurrence of the right side waves. By default the value is 1, meaning that a wave will occur for every deformer. If you decrease the value at 0.5 it will result in a wave occurring every half deformer.