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DonJMyers
04-09-2018, 04:44 PM
I am sucking subdiv pieces of paper off the ground using an animation path. It acts like a vacuum sucking the pages through an invisible tube. But I want the first page to go in, wait 30 frames, then the second page, wait thirty frames etc. But I can't find a way to turn off the cloth FX on the pages until I want them to sim. Almost all the controls in 2018's cloth FX are textures not envelopes. So i can't control things according to frame time.

I supposed if I wanted 5 bunches of pages sucked up I could make 5 winds and they would each sim only the pages in their group. But that seems awkward. Is there a better way?

I can't turn the wind on or off or all the pages already flying around will fall down.