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bandito
01-28-2006, 12:33 AM
:help:
Could anyone tell me how to animate a bullwhip using dynamics or maybe a third party plug-in? I need to be able to reproduce the effect where a small movement at the handle end of the whip (a snap of the wrist) would cause a massive flex at the other.

Many thanks

bandito :help:

Dodgy
01-28-2006, 04:28 PM
Use clothFX applied to a string of quad polygons. Use a weightmap to control the stiffness towards the handle. Then parent your whip object to the quad poly object and apply fxmetalink and the whip will follow the low poly object. Perform all your effects to the low poly object and it'll be quick to animate.

bandito
01-29-2006, 05:29 AM
:thumbsup:

Thanks Dodgy that's working just fine.