Everything Converting Drawings to New Deformation Chains Link existing drawings to new deformation chains. How to convert a drawing to a new deformation chain In the Timeline view, go to the frame you want to transform into an new pose (deformation chain). Select the drawing you want to convert and add a new chain. Do one of the following: From the top menu, select Animation > Deformation > Convert to New Drawing and Add Deformation Chain. In the Deformation toolbar, click the Convert to New Drawing and Add Deformation Chain button. A new transformation is created and added to the list.