a long chain

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  08 August 2003
a long chain

ok the shot calls for a high angle view down a chain that is dangling from 150 feet up. At the end of the chain is a man ,approx 250 lbs. Thats 45 meters and 113 kg for you others. Doesn't really matter, but it gives you a concept.

I need to simulate this chains motion while its anchor point (unseen) shakes around a few inches. Tried a rigid body setup but it was immensly slow with just 30 rigid constraints. Tried some things to improve performance but it just resulted in wrong calculations. Then I tried a soft body setup on a spline with springs. Springs just are too.... springy. The chain whips around good but it bounces up slightly.

Any genius ideas?
  08 August 2003
Make your chain and "button" each link to a cloth. Hide the cloth object and run the simulation.

I haven't ever tried it, but i have seen it suggested here before.
God save the queen!!!!
  08 August 2003
I would Pin constrain the together. And use a Nail constrain for the highest chain link.

:: Galactor ::
  01 January 2006
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