Soptools pathdeform uses a curve as a deformer. Objects can be fit to the curve or maintain their scale. There are options for moving along the curve, scaling along the curve, twisting along the curve, banking, and extending the curve.
I can't believe Houdini didn't have this already, but this tool saved me a lot of time. The ability to control scale and twist along the curve is a nice touch! It would be great if forward and up-vectors could be defined as part of the tool, since I don't always want to build my assets y-forward.
What it does, it does great
- March 11, 2014, 1:06 p.m. - Version 2
This is quite a powerful tool. I wish it could also will the curve with an array of itself.