Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 10-08-2003, 05:46 AM   #1
foxhound
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Waving Flag

Im having trouble getting my softbodies flag to wave like it should be.I would like to know what effects goes into making a flag wave randonly side to side and even up and down a bit.Iv'e been using a fan effect with a gravity effect with not so good results.My fan effect just blows the flag forward but i would like the flag to blow back and forth.Also the gravity part just pulls it down.Iv'e been looking for some setting in the attribte editor that will give it a random effect but i dont see that.Any help would be apreciated.
foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

If you are using goals for your softy, you would need to animate the general motion of your NON-soft goal object, and your "soft" flag would follow along, taking on the general movement of that animation, and also benefit with your fan field as well.

Hope that made sense?
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2003, 01:22 AM   #3
foxhound
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

So do i make a "Make Copy Soft" when i want to turn it into a softbodie?im going to go sahead then and try it out and see what i get.Thanks for the info Ragecgi
foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2003, 01:42 AM   #4
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

No problem!

Also, make sure to check the docs regarding "Painting Goal Weights" so as to help you paint the areas that you want to be more wavy

(i.e lighter grey means less weight, black means 0, or stiff.)
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2003, 07:27 PM   #5
foxhound
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok after alot of headaches i think ive made some progress but not sure if this was the correct way of doing it.Here is my scene file that shows my flag in a wave that im almost happy with but still needs some tweeking.I need some help to know how to keep the left edge to stay stiff.If i can get help with that it would be much apreciated.
foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2003, 07:30 PM   #6
foxhound
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

opps....here is the scene file.
Attached Files
File Type: mb maya_flag.mb (370.3 KB, 41 views)
foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2003, 05:29 PM   #7
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

What version of Maya are you running?

(Note: this is important, as there is a step-by-step flag tut in the 4.5 docs that I found
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2003, 05:41 PM   #8
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Either way, if you check out this page in the docs, your problems should be solved:

Go to: Dynamics - Soft Bodies - Paint Soft Body Weights Tool

The example on this page shows you how to pretty much paint weights on a hanging drape, but the same idea applies to a flag

Good luck!

PS, that way, you don't need to worry about springs unless you want to
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2003, 08:43 PM   #9
foxhound
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yai got 4.5. I didnt see a flag tutorial but now that you mentioned it ill look at it better.I used springs cause i seen the better results in terms of the flag waving more like i wanted to.

Thanks again for your huge help ragecgi.
foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2003, 11:56 PM   #10
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

No problem
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.