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andy gee
11-14-2006, 03:05 AM
Hello

Im am in a real fix hear, I have nearly completed 1 of my animations,
and im using Motion Designer to simulate the cloth, Cloth FX im not really
that used to to.

My dilema comes in the form of Motion designer Making my Taget obect
fly away at the first sign of a calculation.
even if there is on gravity set, my cloth object still flys away,

this is becoming areal headache

can anybody help ?

Thanks alot

Andy Gee

Dodgy
11-14-2006, 04:09 AM
That sounds like one of the settings is set too high, probably spring, resistance or viscosity, try dropping one of those lower.

andy gee
11-14-2006, 04:15 AM
Hi again

i used the default cloth thin setting, NO tweaks at all, same thing happens

also it happens if gravity is set to zero, and at 9.8 and at -9.8 so im at a loss

Andy Gee

cagey5
11-14-2006, 04:38 AM
I'm guessing Motion Designer has been superceded by clothfx and isn't being supported anymore. I couldn't get it to work with 9.0 when following an old tutorial. I raised it as an issue in beta but it would appear from your post that it's not fixed, which is fair enough. At times you have to draw a line in
the sand and move on. I just wish they'd remove the option so you wouldn't waste your time trying to figure out what's wrong.
Happily ClothFx works well.

andy gee
11-14-2006, 05:43 AM
You know

i kinda of guess that, that might have been the case, will have to start using

cloth fx then

thanks

Andy Gee

lwaddict
11-19-2006, 04:33 PM
Make sure that you bone up on ClothFX and all the dynamic fx components while you're at it...
simply clicking on thin cloth ain't gonna cover ya.

I just went through two DVD tutorials on the subject and oh man was it an eye opener...now I can create huge car accidents, explosions that decimate the surroundings, buildings collapsing...it's endless.

Just had to read, watch, and practice...
or I'd have never understood this.

THREEL
11-19-2006, 06:38 PM
I just went through two DVD tutorials on the subject and oh man was it an eye opener...now I can create huge car accidents, explosions that decimate the surroundings, buildings collapsing...it's endless.

Could you share the author's name on these tuts, or is it a trade secret?;) ;)

Thanx!

tHREEL

BTW--The only problem is, these DVD's usually cost money. I have 4 kids, therefore I don't have any money.:p

lwaddict
11-19-2006, 06:53 PM
Could you share the author's name on these tuts, or is it a trade secret?;) ;)

Thanx!

tHREEL

BTW--The only problem is, these DVD's usually cost money. I have 4 kids, therefore I don't have any money.:p

Well then you're in a totally catch 22.

Got kids...don't really have time to read the manual either then, am I right? LOL.

Here's the skinny of some of the better DVD's I've gone through...

Dynamics and Detail - VisualFX (www.sharbor.com not terribly expensive)

WaveGuide - Introduction to Dynamics (same place, although this is very basic, it's an eye opener for anyone who's just been trying to rush through Dynamics)

There's more...I'll post as I find em.

lwaddict
11-19-2006, 06:54 PM
Reason I joke about the kids is that we're helping our kids out by watching their daughter all day...I know no reading time anymore and forget how old they've gotta be to start taking longer naps. ARGH.

Celshader
11-19-2006, 11:36 PM
Hello

Im am in a real fix hear, I have nearly completed 1 of my animations,
and im using Motion Designer to simulate the cloth, Cloth FX im not really
that used to to.

My dilema comes in the form of Motion designer Making my Taget obect
fly away at the first sign of a calculation.
even if there is on gravity set, my cloth object still flys away,

this is becoming areal headache

can anybody help ?

Thanks alot

Andy Gee

Make sure the Target object is not intersecting the Collision object at the start of the calculation. Otherwise, you will have a collision registering at incredibly high speed, and the cloth will fly away at incredibly high speed.

If it helps, I have many Dynamics examples on the site listed in my signature.