View Full Version : How to animate a rolling paper effect?

10 October 2004, 06:28 PM
What the title suggest I guess it's pretty clear what I want to find out. Besides drawing it frame by frame in a 2D application how else can I create a rolling paper effect.

To be specific. A pirate show a treasure map being rolled out on a table.

10 October 2004, 07:02 PM
that's depend of how much the paper is rolling. I don't know that package you are using, but you can use deformers like 'bend' in maya who is keyable. Or if you really want to have a great control on it, you have to skin it with some bones and an ik spline for exemple.

Good luck.

10 October 2004, 10:12 PM
You could just throw a bunch of small joints across it. Just remember to give the grid or whatever you're using for paper a good amount of detail so it rolls over smooth.

10 October 2004, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the info guys.

I'm using Lightwave by the way.

Oh yeah.. anyone here by chance know if After Effects is possible to do it?

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