I was working on my student project. It was modeling and animation of umbrella. I modeled it using 3ds max. I have refered to this link(see below) but my umbrella is not small one. It is like a patio umbrella. So I used a different approach. I modelled it using splines and using crosssection then applied surface modifier on it. I should have told you Cloth,modifier wil kill my computer. I have doe that before for my round table and that won't help for now.
Here comes my problem;its the Animation. I wanted to abimate it by closing/ folding it. That is written on my storey board. But I have no idea.