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Hello everybody,

 

I am trying to deform my leaves as an instance geometry along the splines. As you see in the attached printscreen, the leaves are placed straight. Does somebody know what i am doing wrong?

 

Thanks already!

 

 

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Hi,any update on this problem? I have the exact same question:is there any way to deform an instanced object along the curve?

 

I import atlas from megascan bridge and use cut tool to get individual object,I expect growfx to deform the instanced object along curve but its not.

 

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Instead of cutting could you use the cropping tool in the "bitmap parameters" tab of your map in the material editor ?

 

Then you could just apply the atlas like a regular bitmap onto the native GrowFX leaf mesh.

 

I am not sure if this is exactly what you need, but it would allow you avoid using instances. I am not really sure if my method is the correct way, but it works for me.  

 

UPDATE: 

 

Try rotating the pivot of your instance object. It looks like GrowFX deforms instances along the z axis. On a flat object there is no z info. You have to align the z to the long axis (the one you want to bend).

 

In the image on the original post it looks like the z is aligned to the long axis, unless the leaves were created flat and then rotated into position. This wouldn't change the pivot and would give the above result of a flat non conforming leaf. 

 

also, make sure that you cut some segments in your geometry to allow for the bend.

 

Hope it helps !

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Hello guys,

 

Sorry for my late reaction.

The cropping tool is working fine and is a decent way to achieve my target, thanks for that! Still i am curious if it's possible  to do it with a instanced geometry. I saw they doing it in a tutorial of itoo software, where they had cut out the leaves of a quixel atlas.

 

i've attached the max file.

 

kind regards,

 

Martijn Brands

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