I am creating some heterochromatin, or inactive form of DNA. I have attached an image illustrating only part of the full structure and it will in fact be much longer. I need to place a group of animated proteins inside each of the rings of DNA- the proteins will be the same in each ring, but they will need to have unique, individual animation. I have done this previously by animating the proteins with nCloth, which gives beautiful, organic motion and then referenced the nCloth model to replicate it a small number of times, changing the frequency on turbulence fields slightly, to vary the animation. Obviously, if I use this method in this system, it will get very heavy, really quickly and fall over. So, what I’m after is some cheap way to replicate a group of nCloth animated proteins over and over, whilst having different animation on each one. Is this possible? Would another approach be better?
Thanks so much in advance,