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Old 17-12-2008, 05:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,

So i'm not actually animating an apple but the concept is the same. I;m actually modelling a type of lathe used to reduce the diameter of metal cylinders. it rotates against a blade that shaves off chunks to reduce the width. the metal comes off much the same way the peel might come off an apple... in a long spirally line if you get what i mean.

My question is, how best to go about animating this 'peel'. i've set up a cylinder the structure of which based on a spiral or screw, so the sections are ready to come off, but having to split each individual face seem like a lot of work, not to mention how it doesn't look right when converting from poly to sub divs to get the cylindrical look.

Any advice greatly appreciated

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Old 17-12-2008, 06:04 AM   #2
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Thats a tricky one, If I remember rightly, in Pixars Ratatoulie (think thats spelt wrong!) they used booliand for parts where the characters were peeling the food.

For this though, I might be tempted to use ncloth in some ways to do the peel.
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