View Full Version : Lowering cables, how do you do it?

06 June 2005, 05:57 PM
Hi everyone. I want to lower a cable hanging from a trolley on a crane. I have the cable rigged using IK so I can swing it around. Currently I have the cable root bone set up so I can scale it up and down to simulate the lowering of the cable. While it sorta does its job, I'm not entirely satisfied with it. Also, when I animate the crane, the cable bones, even when not keyframed, shake. I set up the bones at an angle so it would solve better, but I suspect it would be because the crane is way off from the origin. I was wondering if anyone has a better approach to this. Thanks.

06 June 2005, 06:34 PM
I am having a hard time visualizing this problem, could you post a picture?

doc sampson
06 June 2005, 11:57 PM
Check for a plugin called Shift Spline Transform on :thumbsup:

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