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Hey everyone,

 

 

so i have a metal chain with a pvc plastic around it that id like to re-create and animate. I've finally figured out some settings with the cloth that it shrinks on to it but doesnt exactly take on the form of the chain. Im thinking an Attractor would work if its assigned to the chain but it doesnt seem to work like they explain on tutorials where you make it a child of the object, the attractor just keeps pulling it to the null/anchor point instead.

 

can someone help please?

 

below is what i mean and my project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CINEMA 4D R19.024 Studio (RC - R19) - [CHAINLINK.c4d _] - Main 17_03_2019 15_35_25.png

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I'd say cloth and attractors probably isn't the way to go here. Much nicer, more accurately hugging results with Soft body Rest Length Reduction...

 

461921072_softbodywrap.thumb.jpg.64f31c01806d8b9d3d4110fa598d7fdc.jpg

 

CBR

 

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  • On 3/18/2019 at 3:00 AM, Cerbera said:

    I'd say cloth and attractors probably isn't the way to go here. Much nicer, more accurately hugging results with Soft body Rest Length Reduction...

     

    461921072_softbodywrap.thumb.jpg.64f31c01806d8b9d3d4110fa598d7fdc.jpg

     

    CBR

     

    yeah that's what I originally wanted to do but then those parts where the cloth goes into the chain was also bad looking and no matter what I tried I couldn't fix it. with the cloth it was fixed by adding a phong tag and messing around in the expert settings. 

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    Yeah, I fixed that later by turning steps per frame up a bit in Global Dynamics Settings...

     

    CBR

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  • 18 minutes ago, Cerbera said:

    Yeah, I fixed that later by turning steps per frame up a bit in Global Dynamics Settings...

     

    CBR

    oh.. smh ok thats way easier then I thought.

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    Don't know if you are still playing with this, but I found a way that is better and faster than all of the above...

     

    1794902842_CollDefChainWrap.gif.a923c63849e1e79e1262d7e0b71c56d6.gif

     

    Collision Deformer - no idea why I didn't think of that before, but at least I have now :) Here it is working with thickness and everything, no intersection at all, almost zero calculation time, and you can freely set any degree of conformity you like just by setting / animating the radius of the cylinder doing the wrapping...

     

    Collision Deformer Chain Wrap.c4d

     

    CBR

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  • On 3/20/2019 at 4:54 PM, Cerbera said:

    Don't know if you are still playing with this, but I found a way that is better and faster than all of the above...

     

    1794902842_CollDefChainWrap.gif.a923c63849e1e79e1262d7e0b71c56d6.gif

     

    Collision Deformer - no idea why I didn't think of that before, but at least I have now :) Here it is working with thickness and everything, no intersection at all, almost zero calculation time, and you can freely set any degree of conformity you like just by setting / animating the radius of the cylinder doing the wrapping...

     

    Collision Deformer Chain Wrap.c4d 1.95 MB · 0 downloads

     

    CBR

    Thank you!!

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