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koots
12-25-2004, 11:32 PM
I can not for the life of me figure out how to make a realistic rope wrap around a pole and the object on the bottom of the rope go up. Almost like a fishing pole. Is there anyone out there was has any idea how to do this. I have LW8 Thanks

Karmacop
12-26-2004, 12:24 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~normj77/Demo/Rope_Editor_Plugin_for_Lightwave_3D.htm

koots
12-28-2004, 05:15 PM
Not sure if that will work the way i want. Plus i would like to not have to pay for another plug in... I was thkining about doing something with the new ik boast tool. I have not had much luck but it seems like that might be the way I want to go? Does anyone have much experaince with this tool? or know where to point me in the correct direciton?? Thanks
-Jonn

bloontz
12-28-2004, 06:30 PM
The demo version of Rope Editor is free and will do what you want. Try it, it's a great tool!

koots
12-28-2004, 10:41 PM
Since this is a demo version, there are limitations, as follows (these have not yet been stated on the download page):

1) There is a limit to the length of the rope, etc. that can be created, or the number of sections.
2) The rope strands are limited to 3 points/polys per cross section.
3) The saving and loading of custom presets is not available.


I do not mean to be a pain the @ss I was just under the impression something like this could be done with LW8 with all the new dynamics. I am really just trying to get a better understanding of some of the LW8 tooks I really do not get just yet. Thanks again for helping so far. I will give this a try soon how does anyone else feel?

prospector
12-28-2004, 11:27 PM
This might help
Strictly LW and Should do what ya want

http://www.md-arts.com/sluggish.htm