May 16, 2012
Post id: 310067 Report Item

I'm having trouble rotating / moving geometory linked to a wire deformer.

I started with a Cylinder Primitive and a Circle Curve and used a wire to deform it into the shape of a conveyor belt. When I rotate the cylinder geometory it flows nicely around the wire shape. This is the only uncomplicated way I found of animating a conveyor.

But the problem is when I try to move / rotate the entire conveyor object it distorts the geometory.

I attempted various parenting options but it didn't seem to help.

How do I move and rotate the entire conveyor object without distorting it?

May 18, 2012
Post id: 310074 Report Item

Found a solution to this. I needed to bake the animation keys.

I did this by selecting the conveyor object and going to: Edit> Keys > Bake Simulation