how do you animate lattices?

I’m making a ball, and I have him hooked up to a lattice. The problem is, I want to scale only part of him, which I can do by selecting individual parts of the lattice and moving them around, but I can only do this in edit mode, so I can’t animate. How can I select parts of the lattice in object mode? Should I use shape keys? (I haven’t tried them) do any of you guys have a solution to this?

Thanks in advance!

This may be an outdated method, but you can use a hook. A hook is an empty linked to a vertice. Just enter edit mode on your lattice, select the vert or verts that you want to control, and press CTRL-H then add to new empty. 2.49b


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Thank you sooooooooooooooo much! It works! You are my savior!

I’m glad! And I appreciate your thanks, often I get no reply after helping someone…grumble, grumble. :slight_smile: