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animate thread spun on tube
show user profile  Wingman
Any ideas on the best way to rig and animate something like the process you can see in this video? ( 0:22-->0:32)

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7/26/2012 5:27:56 PM (last edit: 7/26/2012 5:35:06 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Unless you need an extreme close-up, you could texture a cylinder and animate the offset of some procedural material (like a stretched noise) for the film.

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7/26/2012 5:57:59 PM (last edit: 7/26/2012 5:57:59 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
I might try to model and texture the large roll well. Then animate a texture moving along a plane that stretches from the armature to the back side of the roll. it doesn't appear to move much other than side to side and there is so much film already added to the large roll the pattern on the roll from previous applications does not change noticeably during operation(in that video)

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7/26/2012 8:25:31 PM (last edit: 7/26/2012 8:25:31 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
ccambell ftw

It IS right....if it LOOKS right. Sometimes complex things can be accomplished quite easily.
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7/26/2012 10:39:04 PM (last edit: 7/26/2012 10:39:31 PM)
show user profile  Wingman
Good inputs! I'll try them out to see If it works.
But have my doubts so i'll try to specify some more here:
Its a little different from the video. The big pipe is not rotating, only moving in its length direction. Around the radius of the pipe is a wheel with several yarns of thread. This wheel is then spinning around the big pipe laying out the threads in 45dgr angle along the pipe.
I'm going to move the camera around and close up on this machine, so i need a bit of detail.
So the best would be If i could animate a spline around a cylinder.

I'm picturing maybe maxscript or some kind of rigging is needed here.

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7/27/2012 1:05:09 AM (last edit: 7/27/2012 1:05:09 AM)
show user profile  Garp
I might be slow be... didn't ccampbell say the same thing I did, only with more words?

@Wingman: I have difficulties picturing what you said in your last post.

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7/27/2012 4:32:53 AM (last edit: 7/27/2012 4:32:53 AM)
show user profile  Wingman
picture a ferris wheel perpendicular to the pipe, where the pipe goes through the center....... i'll post a sketch over the weekend.

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7/27/2012 10:31:10 AM (last edit: 7/27/2012 10:31:10 AM)
show user profile  Dave
"I might be slow be... didn't ccampbell say the same thing I did, only with more words?"

Don't worry buddy, I noticed. *fist bump*

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/27/2012 11:39:31 AM (last edit: 7/27/2012 11:39:31 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Thanks, Dave. You're a good man :)
*second bump*

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7/27/2012 1:12:46 PM (last edit: 7/27/2012 1:12:46 PM)
show user profile  Wingman
Heres a sketch, Garp. Any clearer?

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7/28/2012 4:43:56 PM (last edit: 7/28/2012 4:43:56 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I see. I think I have an idea to do it with actual geometry. Simple setup (if it works).
If it can wait until tomorrow...

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7/28/2012 5:37:19 PM (last edit: 7/28/2012 5:37:19 PM)
show user profile  Garp

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7/28/2012 7:05:20 PM (last edit: 7/28/2012 7:05:20 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Getting there...

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7/29/2012 10:33:14 AM (last edit: 7/29/2012 10:33:14 AM)
show user profile  Wingman
Traveling with my iThings only, so i cant see your flash-things there. Will be back on my pc on tuesday, looking forward to seeing your solution!

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7/30/2012 12:50:36 AM (last edit: 7/30/2012 12:50:36 AM)
show user profile  Wingman
This is great stuff Garp!
I'll try to reproduce it tomorrow.
I need these fibers to appear from a container (that appears to have a yarn inside), but i guess i'll find a solution to that.
you seem to have cracked the hardest part. Thanks! :)

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7/30/2012 10:15:17 PM (last edit: 7/30/2012 10:15:17 PM)
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