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Buy Shaper (Windows/MacOsX)

 

Free Form Deformation (FFD) provides a very easy way to create organic shapes.
Once Shaper is installed, you’ll find new modifiers available in the Inagoni category.
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The first of the Free Form Deformer uses a free dimension deformation grid: the number of point for each dimension of the grid can be freely set. But the drawback is that this deformer cannot be animated.

The 3 other Free Form Deformers have a pre-set grid dimension and can be animated.

The FFD user interface is very succinct, it contains only few controls:
– Show/hide the deformation grid.
– Save/Load specific settings.
– Set the position of the current selection.
– Set the size of the grid (only for the free size one).
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All the edition is done directly in the 3D view by selecting and moving the grid’s points.
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Read Shaper review in Carrara 3D Expo issue number 6.