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Jeff Crowe
animating a roll of something unraveling
on Apr 17, 2009 at 6:57:31 pm

I'm trying to animate a roll of insulation unraveling. It's for a project where a house is shown constructing itself out of the raw materials (plumbing, drywall, wood frame, etc.). I would like the insulation to unravel and spread out between the wall studs.

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, then picture a roll of toilet paper rolling across a room, but unraveling along the way. I'm trying to do something like that, but obviously with a material thicker than paper.

I tried to do it with a bend deformer, which partially gets the effect, but I'm not able to roll the object all the way up.

My other thought was to use dynamics/hair, but I really don't need something that realistic. Plus that simulation would bump up render time.

This seems like it would be a simple thing to do, but I just can't figure it out.


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: animating a roll of something unraveling
on Apr 18, 2009 at 6:55:29 pm

hi

I would try using bones, that would give you the most control

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Jeff Crowe
Re: animating a roll of something unraveling
on Apr 21, 2009 at 8:35:41 pm

Thanks.

That actually sounds like a much better way to go.


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