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Phwhitfield
05-25-2003, 01:48 PM
Hi, i am trying to do some water with something swimming on it. I created a nurbsplane and converted it into a softbody and added a turbulence field. I saw this technique at www.gnomononline.com
But my problem is now, that my particles move all over the place. But i want them to be trying to go back to their origin.
First i thought springs might do so, but i don't know how. :hmm:

Well, i'll restart maya now and try it again but you would save me a lot of time ;) Thanks.

Kabab
05-25-2003, 02:08 PM
When you create the soft body make sure you check the options;

"duplicate make orginal soft"
and check
"make non soft a goal"
and also check
"hide non-soft object"

set the goal weight to about 0.8 to start with you can alter this latter.

What this will do is make a copy of your orginal surface and this is also a goal for your soft surface, so your soft surface always tries to hold the shape or the goal.

Phwhitfield
05-25-2003, 02:09 PM
oh, i see. Allright thank you very much. Makes a lot of sense. Thanks.

dmeyer
06-01-2003, 05:07 AM
Also make sure that your playback speed is set to "Play Every Frame." Soft Bodies will wig out if you have it set to a frame rate.

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