Difference between shear stiffness, and bend stiffness?


#1

i am doing some tests with cloth in xsi 4 and i am not seeing a difference, i looked up shear on google to see if i could get a better explanation of how that relates to cloth, but i found nothing. does anyone have a good explanation on what shear, and ben does in laymens terms?


#2

Well you asked this in the other thread, it was answered there too… it’s also clearly explained in the documents from Syflex. Simply the kind of spring.


#3

shear helps preventing faces from flattening.
bend controls how much 2 faces rotate around their common edge.


#4

Stretching springs: created along the edges of the mesh. They control the stretching strain of the cloth and thereby its elasticity. These springs are created only along the edges of the mesh.[b]

    Bending springs:[/b] they control the bending strain of the cloth. Bending springs connect two vertices of the mesh that are separated by another vertex.[b]
    
    Shearing springs:[/b] they control the shearing strain of the cloth. Shearing  springs connect vertices across the faces of the mesh.


#5

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