View Full Version : Wires animation

12 December 2009, 11:25 PM
Hello, my name is Emile, I am an animation student and I try my best to learn Maya.

I am now trying to play with particles. What I want is animating a snake along a path with some wires moving inside. I want to some compositing afterwords.

I don't know if particles are the best way to do it but this is the only way I have been able to figure out.

I need the wires to stay in the snake geometry and flowing with the path while they are waving... (-_-)! (

This is what I have tried so far...
This a rough idea of what I would like to do... hoping that is clear enough.

If you know where I should have look, what tool is better or what settings I need to modify please let me know.

Thank you!

12 December 2009, 10:23 AM
animate the wires seperately and pipe them into your snake using a blend shape. group that blend shape and the snake and animate on a path and add curve flow. for extra dynamics add jiggle or softbody to the curve flow lattice

12 December 2009, 03:59 PM
Thanks, I will try that. Thanks again.

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