Maya rope and block animation: seeking help

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  06 June 2013
Question Maya rope and block animation: seeking help

Hi guys, i'm trying to rig a crane in maya. I would like to create dynamic rope that can somehow extend from a winch along with a block and hook on the end. I'm not sure how to do this and would pllove guidance since i'm quite perplexed. Thanks for any help.
  06 June 2013
I would try maya hair with stiffness set to 0. Though it could be complex creating the winch if it really should collide. You can make hair collide and set the offset to the radius of the rope. Depending on how your setup should look like, I would create a cv curve an model it around the winch a few times. then make the curve dynamic and make create paint fx brush out of the output curve. Convert it to poly and make the collide with the winch. Don't know if it works.
  06 June 2013
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