I just started working on this project where an ribbon follows a path.
I started of by doing a path and using the sweep nurb with a square to create the model, so far so good. In earlier projects I have used the parameters of the sweep nurb to animate the start, end growth.
but im not happy with the looks of it, so i thought that by adding a cloth dynamics it will help achieving what i want. but to add the cloth i have to make it editable! removing the parameters of growth.
so, im not sure how i should continue.. maybe with the help of a mask??
any help of feedback would be great at this stage!
You could try just using a plane object as your ribbon with a lot of subdivisions, using cloth tag then belt that to another object which you have an align to spline tag on, should work well... to add thickness just toss it into a cloth nurbs.