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Taking Advantage of Blender’s Cloth Dynamics
With all the features included and being added to Blender, sometimes it can be easy to overlook the practicality of the built-in cloth dynamics features. As an artist I usually default to sculpting for fabric creation, but since I’ve started using Blender the cloth simulator has proven its worth over and over. It can save you a ton of time to simulate your fabric into shape rather than modeling it traditionally.
Modeling with Simulation?
In this free tutorial I’ll explain how you can harness the power of cloth dynamics to model the different layers of a theater curtain. You will be introduced to the dynamics settings and presets for cloth. Also I’ll show you how to use animated shapekeys, simple proxy geometry, and forces to customize the simulation.
*Note: This will not be about rigging the curtains to be used for animation. The end result will be a static model.