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Rigging a watch strap
show user profile  Westcoast13
Hi guys - I'm still here, quietly! :)

It's been a crazy busy year which is great, but not so good for keeping up with posts here. Anyway...

I'm trying to rig a watch strap, the rubbery kind, not metal. I need to animate the watch going onto a wrist basically. I've been playing with different ways of doing it but can't see to get something to work just how I want it. The watch strap is all one mesh which is causing me part of the problem.

I know it's a dead simple one for someone who is more skilled with the animation side of Max than me - care to point me roughly in the right direction please?


My Turbosquid Area

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12/23/2014 11:21:12 AM (last edit: 12/23/2014 11:21:12 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
This is a very basic building block. If you wanted to go more advanced you could try reaction controls, which are the bomb (but a tad more confusing to set up).



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12/23/2014 2:57:30 PM (last edit: 12/23/2014 2:57:30 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Cheers Nic, sorry for the late reply I haven't checked in at all over Christmas... hic! Hope you had a good one too mate. :)

I had tried using a bend mod, not quite in that way though, that is a sweet method! However not sure if that's going to cut it for me this time. This causes the face to bend too which shouldn't happen.

I tried adding bones to the strap but i couldn't get it to bend as uniformly as the bend modifier method, i had a lumpy looking strap!


My Turbosquid Area

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1/5/2015 9:46:58 AM (last edit: 1/5/2015 9:47:14 AM)
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