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ferris
03-31-2003, 07:04 AM
Okay I have a character holding a payphone, and I need a dynamic cable from the handset to the payphone so I dont have to dirtyanimate it. The words dynamic constraint come to mind, but I'm wondering if there is another way to do it. Or how I would specifically constrain the dynamic constraint.
Thanks for your help.

Kabab
03-31-2003, 07:52 AM
You could place some bones along the length of the cord then use spline ik and some soft bodies with goal weights add some graviety and your away !

lostpencil
03-31-2003, 03:47 PM
Yep, here is a tutorial a lot of people seem to use for this sort of thing:

http://www.web3dservice.com/tutorials/Maya/3DModeling/maya_tut_3dmod_2.htm

ferris
04-01-2003, 04:08 PM
Thanks everyone for your ideas and tutorials. Thats exactly what I was looking for, CGTalk does it again. : )

DreGGs
04-08-2003, 05:12 AM
Probobly a bit late...but...another way you can do it dynamically (saving you tons of keyframe time) is to use a Cloth simulation...if you want me to get into details..I will ;)

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