I'm doing your standard movie theater curtains and I'm just trying to get a second brain on this in case I'm missing something obvious. I just want a realistic movement when the curtain opens. I figure I could create a curve that includes the folds and do a simple extrude, then move the curtain with the curve's CVs and manually adjust the bottom CVs of the curtain to follow the realistic motion of a curtain being opened. I was just wondering if there was an easier way to handle the top of the curtain while it's opening than manually dealing with the animation.
Supermicro X5DA8, Dual Xeon 3.0 GHz
Windows XP Pro, SP1
VelocityQ, Version 9.1.41, Quattrus 140
VelocityX, Version 1.0.01
Kansas City, Kansas - United States
If you're doing an 'opens to the side' type animation I'd say cloth might be the way to go for realistic movement; either Maya cloth or Syflex. I also remember seeing a softbody tutorial once that used painted weights to simulate a curtain blowing in the wind (the top part was weighted more so it moved less)...