View Full Version : how do i animate a balloon string.

04 April 2006, 03:00 AM
what's the best way to animate a string attached to a balloon? I've tried several deformers without getting the right result. Soft body or any other dynamics are not allowed for this project.

04 April 2006, 08:25 PM
Whats the result youre looking for??

04 April 2006, 01:38 AM
Maybe you can rig it with a few bones and animate that. That's how I do things like strings and ponytails and tails.

04 April 2006, 08:57 PM
depeding on what package of maya you have (complete / unlimited) , you can do a couple dynamically driven things.

You could make a joint chain on the string, attach a SPLINE ik to it, then select the curve and apply a softbody to it (duplicate, make orginal soft) that could be one way,

if you have maya unlimited with the hair system, you can make a hair and use that system to drive the bones

just things i have done in the past but it all depends on the effect you want and what it will be doing with it

good luck!

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