Stage Guide > Toon Boom Harmony 10 Stage User Guide > Chapter 18: Deformation > Creating a Full Character Turnaround Deformation Rig > Enabling the Posed Deformer Preference
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Enabling the Posed Deformer Preference

The first thing you should do when rigging your character turnaround is to make sure to enable the Create Posed Deformer in Create Deformation Above/Under preference. This preference is located in the Preferences panel, under the Deformation tab and is enabled by default.

When rigging with this preference enabled, you will notice that the structure of the deformation inside the Deformation Group is slightly different than it is when executing a basic rig with the preference disabled.

Each pose you rig within the same element is part of a separate subgroup all of which are gathered together by a Deformation-Composite module, each subgroup is called by its drawing number or name. These subgroups cannot be renamed once the rig is complete, as the name of the group and drawing is the link between them. If you kept the default drawing numbering 1, 2, 3, etc., your groups will be called 1, 2, 3, and so on. For this reason, you might want to rename your drawing before you start rigging so that the names correspond to the poses, for example: front, side, quarter, etc.

Refer to Deformation Preferences to know more about this preference.

Refer to the next topic Renaming the Drawings to learn how to rename the drawings.

Related Topics 

Creating a Full Character Turnaround Deformation Rig
Preparing the Character
Renaming the Drawings
Rigging the Parts
Assembling the Parts