curve deformer qeustion

can you assign a curve deformer to only certain points on an object and have multiple curves, each deforming different areas of the object?

Yes, you can. Create multiple vertex groups for that object; then, when you add the modifier, write the name of the Curve you want to use in the field called Ob. In the field below it, called VGroup, write the name of the vertex group you want to be affected by that curve, and only those vertices will be affected by it.

awesome! thanks!