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KazumiHatori
04-17-2010, 05:36 AM
Hi guys,

I'm new to dynamics, and would like to have your comment on animating a balloon with string flowing in the sky/street.

Here the reference movie I'm trying to follow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZOtSRu9GXs


1) Stretch of the balloon is not necessary. On overall moment of the balloon, is there anyway to animate its rotation and movement by dynamics?
i.e. incline to moving direction and restore


2) About the string, in case as the reference, it will interact with floor/geometry, will have its weight. How can I do that?
I tried to find tutorial, like:
http://www.webdesign.org/3d-graphics/tutorials/animating-a-flying-baloon.33... (http://www.webdesign.org/3d-graphics/tutorials/animating-a-flying-baloon.3386.html)
but my case seems not applicable.


Thanks for any advice and please let me know if I'm stupid that some good tutorials exist but I don't find. :)

bjohnston
04-21-2010, 10:11 PM
Create the ballon and string with ncloth. Adjust wind settings. Use striaght on geo or use nCloth as wrap deformer on your geo.

Or...maybe hand or path animate the balloon and use nCloth or a dynamic curve for just the string...

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