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Old 14-04-2004, 04:03 AM   #1
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I'm trying to figure a way to animate a tentacle and was trying to use softbodies. Anyway to make this work? I obviously need the tentacle to keep it's shape but be moved around like cracking a whip. Any ideas on the best way to set this up?
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Old 14-04-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
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I thingk using bones. I thingk their is a tut on the web for a tenticle. Try a googlesearch.
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Yeah, bones. I'd put a lot of joints then use the Spline IK tool, then create a cluster for every point of the curve that comes with the Spline IK, and nimate it that way.
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I'll have a look. Only thing so far i've found didn't use bones and i wasn't really struck on the idea.
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