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    Paper sheet in wind

    Okay, okay... I'm beat, and I cant commit more time to it.
    I need to try and render off a nice plain white sheet of paper in the wind. Just that. with some nice random gustiness which will cause it to bend and turn over as it does so.

    I *could* animate it manually, but
    i) can't be arsed
    ii) its for such a small additional part of what Im working on, it doesnt really matter so much, so effort vs. reward is pretty minor.

    I've had a look on all the usual suspects and cant find vido footage to use, so I thought a quick clothfx bash would sort it. Oh no... fiddle, tat, fiddle, tat.... can I get it as I'd like? can I #%&?!.... I can get a sheet hovering like a magic carpet, but actually holding its shape and turning in response to wind? nope.

    Can anyone help here?
    (the net end result will be just rendered into an anim sequence, then get attached to particles in a game engine, so I don't care if its rendered or video sequence)

    Just asking if anyone can lift me from temporary madness.
    cheers guys
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    is it animated in a linear path? Or swirling around in a corner?

    Dynamics is such a huge time suck, I think your best bet is manual.
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    I had a stab at it...



    I set this up by getting one wind emitter to push and twist the paper sheet around using a texture to drive the power channels. I then set up another wind emitter to blow it across the scene.

    You have to move your textures through 3d space to get a billowing wind, if you don't you end up with the 'magic carpet' effect.

    Cheers!
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    Hey thanks Swampy... will go check it out now. Much appreciated
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    Hey, worked pretty well! thanks Swampy!
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    That's sweet hehe i was kind of trying to figure something like this my self. I was thinking of doing it in flash.
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    Thanks for sharing XswampyX

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you liked it. You see a lot of the files downloaded say 100 times but not one comment left. Cheers!

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    i have question xswampyy. What is the mdd file driving. Did you animate the paper then saved the mdd, Then had the wind move it around.
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    It's just the saved animation after the all the calculations. I thought It might save people some time. You can clear it and then recalculate it if you want, but it should come out the same.

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    Thanks again.
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    Many thanks for this XswampyX. I have a scene where I need to add quite a bit of debris to the ground and wasn't sure how to model/animate but this is a great help!

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