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movie theater curtain
on Jun 9, 2006 at 8:21:52 pm

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.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Jon W.
Re: movie theater curtain
on Jun 11, 2006 at 10:26:02 am

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)...

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