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How to cover this sectioned box with cloth....
show user profile  FX
I'm having a bitch of a time with cloth trying to figure out how I can get a loose silk effect covering this shape...I don't want to fake to but rather have realistic cloth folds.

I tried Marvelous Designer but got lost pretty quickly and frustrated with the funky results.

How would you attack it ? I get reasonable results breaking it down into sections, but need it all as one.

I know you may suggest there a quick workflow to get an *acceptable* foldy silk cloth look ?

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3/16/2015 4:23:55 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 4:23:55 PM)
show user profile  FX
I'm in zbrush..wheres the silk preset : :)

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3/16/2015 4:31:52 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 4:31:52 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
cloth folds in zbrush are pretty hard and time consuming to get looking convincing unfortunately
have you tried replacing all the walls with a single primitive box of the same shape then dropping a segmented plane on it?
could be a collision box accuracy problem

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3/16/2015 4:42:43 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 4:42:43 PM)
show user profile  3joez
Why not cloth modifier? Throw a plane above it, apply a cloth modifier selecting silk preset and select your object as a collision object.

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3/16/2015 4:44:37 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 4:44:37 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Marvelous designer 2.
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3/16/2015 4:45:04 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 4:45:04 PM)
show user profile  FX
Yup, I need it today so going to have to fake it, no time to learn zbrush or MD, already tried MD, it looks like it's the perfect way to do it, but I don't have the time to learn it, it's finicky software to use, but the results look fantastic....other peoples...not mine ;)
Can't figure out the pattern for these holes.

Cloth and silk was the first thing I tried in Max, it just wraps around the entire box and ignores the holes.
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3/16/2015 5:00:09 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 5:00:09 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
I played with cloth a fair bit some time ago and if you're up against the clock this will be a real challenge.
I imagine you will need to use the approach you already tried, but then pick some nodes to turn into static groups pinning the cloth to the outside of recesses then animate other points pulling the cloth into the recesses.

I'm no expert, but I have managed to create folded and bundled cloth objects using this method.

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3/16/2015 5:36:28 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 5:36:28 PM)
show user profile  3joez
You just need to set the offset of the collision object to 0. I don't know why it is at 1 by default. After that, if you have time, increase subdivisions, subsamples etc...

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3/16/2015 5:39:02 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 5:40:18 PM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah cheers guys, It's a case of too much coffee, not enough sleep, and deadline looming.

@ mike, yes I guess the folded curtain / animated nodes would be a better way, I really want to do it with Marvelous Designer, so may give it another shot after some sleep.

I can stall on the silk, it's for the lining of a luxury gift box, I can distract him with box and bandole for now;)

Marvelous Designer looks awe......erm....good :)

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3/16/2015 5:56:25 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 5:57:05 PM)
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