curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

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curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby Scostumatu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:21 am

Hi

At the moment i have a simple method of modelling curtains. I simply use Fredos plugin/Bezier tool and i draw the base of the curtain. From there i push pull it up and thats it! simple!
However, im wanting to learn to do the below 2 techniques, anyone have any idea how to achieve this?

1. Model it as though there is wind blowing through the curtain (see attached)
2. Tie up the curtain as per the image. How would i do this?

Im also wanting to get in organic modelling as some of the work here is incredible... any direction on this?

Thanks heaps guys!
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:24 am

i'd recommend free form divide or FFD plugin. just make your straight wavy curtin then distort with FFD
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby Gaieus » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:31 am

Hi Scostmatu,

There are certain tools that can help in such organic modelling. One basic tool is the sandbox tool of course (and that used with the Scale/Rotate/Move tools).

Then there are plugins like what Rich suggested above...

Then there is ThomThom's Vertex Tools which is like sandbox on steroids.

Then there is Whaat's Subdivide and Smooth plugin which is probably one of the musts if you want to get into organic modelling. Roumors say that version 2 is coming soon with extended capabilities and such.

These two above are commercial plu9gins but do not cost a fortune.

With such modelling, the worst part will be texturing those curtains. ThomThom has a (free) UV Toolkit plugin that can help with that.
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby dale » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:35 am

I would use Tig's Extrude edges by rails for this
Screen shot 2011-01-26 at 6.18.15 PM.png

Make a box the size of your drapes.
Screen shot 2011-01-26 at 6.21.56 PM.png

Erase the faces and weld the curves
Screen shot 2011-01-26 at 6.26.37 PM.png

Follow the direction as to which curves to select and that's about it.
Hope this helps.
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby solo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:05 pm

I'd suggest using SDS and FFD.

Here is a time lapse example.

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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:08 pm

What are you doing? Modelling then undoing to beginning then recording your redoing?

That's too many doings in a post
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby solo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:13 pm

Yeah, I model it then undo to the beginning and redo till the end.

A lot faster than recording every movement.
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby dale » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:20 pm

I didn't have FFD, but I do now, thanks for the tip.
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Re: curtain modelling - wind effect? help pls

Postby Scostumatu » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:05 am

wow thanks guys...

solo thats awesome!!! thanks mate... i been keeping an eye out for SDS2, so ill wait for that to come.... hopefully soon!!!!
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