View Full Version : rigging a tie (that can be loosened)

06 June 2007, 10:31 AM
Hey there, I'm looking for a way to rig a tie in 3dsmax that the character can loosened. I'm planning to attatch a cloth object below the knot, but the problem is that I don't know how to build a rig that can be loosened when the character pulls on the knot. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking I might be able to do something with path constraints, but I'm not really sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

06 June 2007, 02:10 PM
The simplest way might be to set up some stretchable bones, and maybe even create a morph target for the loose version.

06 June 2007, 01:25 PM
Hmmmm... that would be pretty simple... I may end up doing that if nobody else has a better solution

06 June 2007, 05:32 AM
You might try making a stretchy joint chain for above the knot, and a controller on the knot.
Just put in an expression or use dg nodes to make the joints stretched when controller is pulled in Y.
Create multiply/divide node and drive output 1(x) into it and then drive that into input 1(ty) on controller.

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