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franktai1
06-06-2007, 03:42 AM
Hi everyone,

I want to animate a single feather is flying in the air. Im wondering do you know any tips or tutorial about how to rig and animate a flying feather?

Thank you very much!

Frank Tai

sdyer23
06-06-2007, 05:48 PM
Frank,

Well off the top of my head I can say that maybe you can rig the feather with a single IK Spline joint chain up the middle of the "spine" of the feather. That way you can key in the flexibility of the feather if needed.

As for animating a feather falling, Perhaps the easiest way to do it would be to animate it on a path, make a spline and just mark the path down then just attache the feather, and run it down.

If you wanted to autmate the feathe bending there are a few ways to do that as well.

I hope this helps, let me know if you need any more help or have any other questions.

Good luck!

-Tux

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