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MadLogic325
05-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Hi there,

I am doing a paper scroll animation, and I'm stuck... Any ideas on how to make this unroll on one side? Tried using pathdeform with animated path, but the scroll seems to tend to roll out on both ends which I am not after.

Regards.

Anton980
06-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Try this:

Make a plane with enough segments for smooth bending.
Add an FFD 2x2x2 modifier and raise one end of the scroll up slightly
Add a bend modifier, set the angle to something high, depending on how many times you want the scroll to wrap. Then check "limit effect" and roll the upper limit up.

Then you just need to animate the bend gizmo moving alongside the scroll to make it roll up into a tube (FFD modifer helps paper to roll into a helix shape instead of a regular tube).

Now add a shell modifier, and you're done.

I've attached an example I've made for you.

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