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Simon-S
02-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Hi All,

I am wanting a way of animating a frog characters long stretchy, flappy tongue, which allows me to stretch the tongue out to eat flies etc using a control null.

I have looked at roperig.ls (http://www.kvaalen.com/plugins/RopeRig/Tutorial.html) which uses a long IK chain and control nulls. The problem is that its quite glitchy and the IK chain snaps about randomly.

I was wondering is there is an easy way to get the result i'm after?

Cheers,
Simon

RebelHill
02-18-2011, 10:40 AM
if you're on windows, use the plg curve bone plugin for nice spline like IK, controlling the rotations of bones... then use LWIK in the zscale, or Zpos of the same bones to get the stretchy effect... with the last plg goal in the chain as the LWIK goal for stretchy.

Dodgy
02-18-2011, 05:42 PM
http://www.mikegreen.name/Lscripts.html#Shift_Spline_Transform

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aozfc57R4WA

Simon-S
02-21-2011, 02:24 AM
Awesome, thanks guys!