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.