View Full Version : string between two points

05-04-2008, 09:07 PM
Any thoughts on how to drape a "string" between two points? ClothFX with a subdivided "stick" and "fixed" end points works pretty well but rendering it is terrible. The diameter stretches and gets very thin in places. There also seems to be a bug in the 9.3 render when turning on edges and rendering with photorealistic motion blue (see attached image). I'm trying old fashioned MB with massive oversampling but it is ssslllooowww!

05-04-2008, 10:55 PM
are you applying clothfx directly to your string object or to a stand in that the string is metalinked to?

05-05-2008, 04:09 AM
A two-point polystring and metalink is your friend here.

Here's some quick steps.
1.Make a string of two point polygons
2.Make another layer with a tube with segments at the same place as the two point polystring.
3. Go to Layout
4. Parent the tube to the two point polystring
5. Select the tube and apply the metalink deformer
6. Select the twopoint polystring and apply clothfx and calculate