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Mobius424
05-26-2008, 10:58 AM
Hi.

Can anyone help out on a ribbon type rig. I need to animate a ribbon like tape-measure to go around a live-action actress. Using hair and wire makes it difficult to art direct (just anticipating revisions from my fickle-minded clients),. I need it to look really fluid and silky (without relying on cloth/hair simulations). Non-linear deformers like WAVE looks likes its getting there, but I was just wondering if anyone has already done something similar and much more efficient.

Thanks in advance.

XminusOne
05-26-2008, 04:18 PM
You might want to try this. Super easy to use, there's really no documentation, but I had no problems using it for something similar to what you're talking about. Hope it works for you.

Smart Two Rail Deform (http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/mel_scripts/animation/smartTwoRailDeform-4011.html)<----click me
(http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/mel_scripts/animation/smartTwoRailDeform-4011.html)

Firas
05-26-2008, 05:47 PM
thanks XminusOne to hilight the mel ...

Mobius424, i'll do nice tutorial soon for using the new version of smartTwoRailDeform.

Mobius424
05-27-2008, 06:21 AM
XminusOne: Cheers man, its just what I needed....thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Firas: Can't wait for your tutorial to come out buddy.... many thanks. :applause:

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