Combine morph with transform


#1

I’m doing a little animation of a reclining airplane seat. It’s a pretty simple setup for how the parts of the frame move, but I also need to show how the cushion flattens out as it folds down, and I suspect I’ll use Flow for that. Ideally I’d like to set the flow curve as a child of the main seat frame piece, so that it moves and tilts relative to it, while some of the points are gradually rotated to bend the cushion. I don’t seem to be able to do that so simply, it seems like I can only morph not combine them…is that right?


(Luc Adriaenssen) #2

I don’t think so. In my experience a morphing object can combine the morphing with its own basic Transforms (Position/Rotation/Scale) as well as with Transforms of a parent.

Here is a demo sample base upon your description. MorphingPlus.3dm (137.3 KB)

Remember: the effect of History based transforms can only be previewed by pressing and holding the Timelineslider left/right buttons.


#3

Thanks, great, turned out it just an inappropriate setting on the parent object not letting it work.