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10 October 2006, 05:20 PM
Greetings all,

I'm using MAX 8 on Windows XP OS. I have 2 gigs of ram.

I'm trying to emulate a cloth simulation done at this website:

I used cothfx and came up with a simulation that can be seen here: .

Its jaggy because of compression and sloppy sizing. But that's not the problem.
I can't make the cloth wave and billow the way I want. My simulation isn't as refined looking as the one at the copia website. I want to make my simulation look closer to the their simulation.

Short of playing with the various cloth settings all day (trial and error), is there maybe a key philosophy that would help me make the cloth flow the way I want. Perhaps where I should position the wind forces or the use of some animated collision object or maybe key settings for the cloth parameters, a wave deformation, gravity, scale?? Please suggestion methods and/or suggested applicable resources etc.

Thank you most kindly,

Michael :)

10 October 2006, 11:05 AM
the problem with your simulation is that the movement is not propagated through the cloth. maybe you can try to animate the forces from right to left, or maybe with a drag. If i find some time this afternoon i'll give it a try.

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