View Full Version : Wrapping a mesh w/another: "Heat Shrink" on steroids

07-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Modeling question?

Regardez le imajjjjjjj:

I'd like to wrap or drape the network thing around the test object in the back ground. Heat shrink isn't any help. Suggestions?

07-13-2014, 01:16 AM
you might look into this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzUHuSKYv4

Here is the link http://www.3rdpowers.com/

Good luck

07-13-2014, 02:49 AM
ClothFX :thumbsup:

07-13-2014, 05:17 AM
yes...seems skywatcher proves it doable with clothfx.
otherwise I donīt think heatshrink work well with a thickened geometry, maybe if you thicken afterwards, then again I think 3rdpowers heatshrink tool will do that better.


07-13-2014, 09:01 AM
yes prom is right,
if you look on 3rd Powers site
their main vid shows this but,
thickens geometry after shrink.

07-13-2014, 09:08 AM
:foreheads Of course! (3rd Powers) I knew that 'Gaudi' effect somebody is working on looked familiar!

(BTW, someone mentioned Gaudi to me last night: synchronicity much?)

Also, REALLY well done, skywatcher!!!! :bowdown: Dang, good job! My only concern is that this works for the simple test case fer sure, but if the target object had a bit of concavity ClothFX would not address that bit.

07-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Another test with clothFX

07-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Another test with clothFX
Sorcery!!! ;)

OKayyyyyyyyyy, I'll bite: WHY is it wrapping around and UP there on the bottom?


07-13-2014, 08:51 PM
wouldn't it be saved as a transform - and a few frames on it would swing back, pendulum-like.
- that's my guess.