Author Topic: Creating an animated weave  (Read 1549 times)

Hi Guys,
I need to create the effect of fabric being weaved/constructed, some of which I will do with nHair in Maya for extreme close-ups. For mid to long shots I would like to explore the option of having the leading/weaving edge of the fabric animated via a texture. Check out these images;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/deyvufcbbcv3pqn/Creating%20Fabric%20Weaving%20in%20Autodesk%20Maya1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/66o9ywi9nowpe3r/Creating%20Fabric%20Weaving%20in%20Autodesk%20Maya1%201.jpg?dl=0

It could be that it's a matte texture that draws on the weaving, so no need for a super complex weave fill, it's really that animated leading edge that I'm interested in.

Any suggestions on starting points for this? An animated gradient, with an animated noise effect on it's edge perhaps? Is there an existing material that could get me part of the way there?

Thanks in advance.
Darren


Hi Guys,
I need to create the effect of fabric being weaved/constructed, some of which I will do with nHair in Maya for extreme close-ups. For mid to long shots I would like to explore the option of having the leading/weaving edge of the fabric animated via a texture. Check out these images;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/deyvufcbbcv3pqn/Creating%20Fabric%20Weaving%20in%20Autodesk%20Maya1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/66o9ywi9nowpe3r/Creating%20Fabric%20Weaving%20in%20Autodesk%20Maya1%201.jpg?dl=0

It could be that it's a matte texture that draws on the weaving, so no need for a super complex weave fill, it's really that animated leading edge that I'm interested in.

Any suggestions on starting points for this? An animated gradient, with an animated noise effect on it's edge perhaps? Is there an existing material that could get me part of the way there?

Thanks in advance.
Darren

HI Darren,

We don't have a way to help with the animation aspect, but you could create the material in Painter. I think depending on how the animation will work, you could possible bake a position map on the Y axis to act as a mask where the weaving could build from the bottom to the top of the object. You could also use another axis as well.

Cheers,
Wes
Head of Substance Demo Art Team
the3dninja@adobe.com
Twitter: The3DNinja

Hi Wes,
Thanks for getting back to me. I thought it was worth asking anyhow  :D.

If I come up with any substance based method I'll be sure to let you know.

Thanks,
Darren