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10 October 2007, 07:35 PM
I'm going about doing a realistic petal animation like in American Beauty ( ) Anybody have any idea what forces should I apply in order to get that swaying from side to side? Any ideas (or sample flows) would be greatly appreciated :)


11 November 2007, 09:09 AM
Check out Anselms bank notes setup:

11 November 2007, 09:21 AM
I've done the same effect aswell.

2 Wind spacewarp worked fine for me. I had 1 wind operator from the bottom with a turbulence of 1.0 and no strength. The frequency whas something like 5.0 i believe. and a scale that matches the scene.

The second wind was from the side with similair settings only a bit more turbulence. In addition i've put a noise controller on the strength from -1 to 1 to vary the directions.

Try playing with this and use a spacefollow rotation, it works great.

11 November 2007, 09:32 AM
Yup.... finally locked it down. Only about 5 winds, drags and animated influence/strength :)

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