Just starting out learning Harmony 11 (stand-alone) here, and have gone through the video tutorials. I’ll try to explain the trouble I’m having with deformers, and hope someone here can point me in the right direction.
I’ve created a bitmap drawing of a stylized flower, with layers for the head, some extra petals, stem, and “arms” with leaves for hands. I imported this into Harmony, followed the instructions for disabling “Animate Using Animation Tools”, etc., and was able to apply a hierarchical structure using pegs in the network view with no problems.
Then I tried to add curve deformers to the stem, for example, so that I can make it sway back and forth and bend slightly, carefully following the instructions in the Harmony 11 Quick Start tutorial series. No good. I clicked to make sure I was in setup mode, made sure I had the bitmap layer selected – not the peg – and created my curves. Then I selected the transform tool in the animation toolbar so I could make adjustments to the curve. I’m able to do this, but when I test out the curve, nothing happens to the drawing itself. The curve alone can be moved, but the drawing itself stays stationary. I can animate the character using the pegs, but when it comes to adding deformation, I’m stuck.
Any ideas what I’m doing wrong? I’m sure this is a very simple and obvious fix, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out.
Thanks in advance!