December 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! While I haven’t much time lately to add more articles there are some goodies waiting to be published, so stay tuned…

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Animating a cable using Softimage cloth

The project files used in this tutorial can be found at:
http://www.redi-vivus.com/Caffeineabuse/Cable_Using_SoftimageCloth.zip

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Softimage Cloth
Start by open the scene cabel.scn from this issues CD. Select the Cable_Cloth object and press [T] to set the selection filter to points and select the two vertices at the right end of the object. From the Edit menu choose Create Cluster with Center. Press [4] to switch to the Simulate Toolbar. Select the Cable_Cloth object and from the Create > Cloth menu choose From Selection. Different types of cables obviously has different characteristics. Use the values in the above screenshot as a starting point and experiment on your own.

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