View Full Version : retractable cord

07-24-2003, 12:20 PM
what is the best way to animate a retractable cord. Should I use morphing, but then it only really works on a straight line.
Anyone know a good tutorial


07-24-2003, 12:49 PM
If you have the cash then I think you'll find one of steve worleys excellent plugins would do what you want, but I'd check this out

Bezier Bend for OSX


get the plugin and the example files even if it's not what you want it's still a great little tool and will come in useful some time.

hope this helps


07-24-2003, 04:30 PM
If you are using 7.5b or c you can use the splinamate plugin. It is also a way you could do that. The b and c updates are free.

Triple G
07-24-2003, 08:35 PM
You could always use the old Morph Down a Bone Chain (http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5151&highlight=growing+vines) trick. :cool:

07-25-2003, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the suggetions. I have tried the bones with morph method and using splinamate Plug-in. Both are good but just not good enough, too much desportion and too hard to control.

I need to show an electrical cord being pulled from a buse unit and then running back in. Anyone know of anything better for this. It's a tough one. Thanks

07-27-2003, 07:19 PM
Thank Munky, for all the help with Bezier Bend plug in. It worked great and did exactly what I needed.