Converting Elliptic Regions of Influence into Shapes
After you have tried tweaking an elliptical region of influence, you may find that you need to convert the ellipse into a shape, in order to create a more precise region. Instead of losing all the tweaks you have made, you can use the elliptical region you have created as a base for a Shaped region of influence.
- In the Timeline view, select the deformation nodes you want to set the region of influence for—see About Deformation Control Display.
- In the Deformation toolbar, click the Show Selected Deformers and Hide All Others button to display the deformer of the selected piece.
- In the Tools toolbar, click the Rigging button.
- In the Tool Properties view, in the Operations section, click the Convert Elliptic Zone of Influence to Shape button.
The zone of influence is automatically converted to a shape. The shape is retained and control points appear around the zone, so you can customize the shape.