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jdiddio
03-21-2003, 12:02 AM
Hello all

I've been trying to figure out softbodies lately and I understand the basis how to get it going, but everyone i ask and all the tutorials i use keep falling short. I do exactly what they say and i'm still getting nothing.
Does anyone know a good tutorial or have a method they wouldn't mind explaining.
I'm trying to use it for a character I did up, my little slug dog
check him out

http://jessboy.com/pictures/3d_dog01.jpg

http://jessboy.com/pictures/3d_dog02.jpg

thanks for any help

lostpencil
03-21-2003, 04:01 AM
Hey there,

Well, it all depends on what you want to do with him. Have you seen this tutorial?

http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Community/Learn/how_tos/animation_character/soft_body/index.html

I haven't gone through it, but it looks very similar to what you may be wanting to achieve.

Hope it helps a bit.

jdiddio
03-21-2003, 04:51 AM
Hey lost
Ya but I've checked that one out but its just way to general for me. I'm just learning maya so I was wondering if anyone had done up a tutorial about soft bodies that catered more towards newbies or if anyone had any good tips.
thanks

lostpencil
03-21-2003, 05:08 AM
Ok. So have you rigged your character in the regular way already (before the softbody is applied), or are you struggling with that part as well?

jdiddio
03-21-2003, 05:33 PM
I haven't rigged him yet, I'm not having trouble with that, its just getting the spline ik to behave properly after making it a soft body. I'm not sure which attributes i should be changing in the component editor and what results i'll get after i change it

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