I have yet to find any tutorials on balloon rigs. Like PartyCity balloons. I’m trying to create a rig where I can move the tail of the balloon and the string, in a sense it’s like trying to rig a tail from an animal or arm of a being. What I want the rig to do is when I animate it I want the balloon to be floating around in space and the illusion of wind that the string will swing and twist around.
So far I’ve seen loads of videos on youtube and whatever I could find relating to an animal or human arm on Pluralsight.com. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong or if I’m skipping/missing a step and could really use some help. This is my third time redoing everything and would love to know if I can get some help figuring things out?
The image on the left is currently what I have, I got the balloon to move and rotate alright (in the image it’s not skinned or anything), but the rest as the inflation tab(the part you tape the string on) and the string I can’t figure out why I can’t get it work. The image on the right is what I would like it to looked finished with NURBS controls.
What I’m looking for is if someone knows of any good tuts I’ve might of missed, or if I can go step by step with someone of what I’ve done and hopefully they can point me in the right direction.
Help is very much appreciated!