View Full Version : Belts around the body...

03 March 2006, 06:52 PM
Hi guys..

I would like to know what is the best way to animate a belt that is around a monster's torso it better to create the belt on the model or separate from it...
Is it better to use simcloth ..?

Please...if someone find any tutorial about it ..let me know

Thanks a lot,

03 March 2006, 07:55 PM
hey there, can you explain the type of animation you are trying to do with the belt?
Does it just have to follow the body's movement?
if you create the belt on the model you will not be able to animate it.. not sure what you are trying to do..

03 March 2006, 08:21 PM
Sorry Pascaru,

Its like if I want my models to have these belts around the body to follow him can see on this pictures. The monsters has got some belt arount the torso or hanging from the neck....
How would I created it to be more realistic..

I am using Maya 7.0...


03 March 2006, 09:07 PM
hey there,
if you want them hanging, and animated, they should be seperate pieces.. so that you can animate them with deformers, dynamics, simcloth, whatever you want to use.

For the ones that are on the skin, i think you can get away with weighting them along with the body.. but it's best to model seperate pieces anyways, so you have more freedom later on.

03 March 2006, 10:17 PM
Thanks :thumbsup:Pascaru....I will do some test to see what is the best one..


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