Ok, i’ve bailed on the free or cheap web space…I tried for a day but gave up…
I posted in the Maya/Dynamics forum but thought I’d toss my latest issue in here too with a picture updat incase anyone reads this and might have a thought or two. Here is my current issue
"I am trying to wind/reel a rope up on a shaft dynamicaly… this is what I’ve tried
I used a Poly cylinder as a passive rigid body (for the rope to be wound up on) I animated it rotating, I then used a dumy object to rotate at the same rate but along the outside of the shaft…this Dummy oblect is what I PIN’d my first Rope peice to ( I used 10 cylinders to represent a basic rope) all the rope cylinders were Active Rigid Bodies all Pined together and finally Pined to the hidden dummy object giving the illusion that it was tied to the animated shaft as it reeled in the rope…it works great for a few frames but then the Rope (Cylinders) Fall through the Shaft…even if I make the shaft Active too…it still ends up working right for a few frames it winds nicely then it all fals through the shaft…"
and an update image