Just saw PhilW’s neat demo animation on Dynamic Cloth a couple days ago, and it reminded
me of incoming waves moving under the surface of the water. His Soft Body Physics tutorials
(included in Learning Carrara 8 at Infinite Skills) gave me a good start.
This came about from Head Wax’s thread, “Critiques invited for an ‘In Memorium Poster’.”
Just going with the flow, we got on a roll about waves (is there a pun in there?).
Thought it’d be good to share in a separate thread & invite suggestions…...never tried
Soft Body Physics before….....this is for our mate, Shannon.
Basically created a plain, duplicated it, moved the copy up (it will be the cloth or wave surface), and placed a cylinder
between the 2 plains so the cloth would drape over it.
Select the top plain >Modifiers>Physics>Soft Body
Animated the cylinder to move horizontally between the plains.
I think I can get it to form up and “break” if I put a 2nd (invisible) cylinder in front of it….....or add a force against it(?)
I’m also trying to smooth it out…...any suggestions are welcome. The final animation is stiff, but looks smooth in preview(?)
Maybe someone else has done it, but didn’t find a sample.