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Ratchet and Clank Swingshot rope animation, How? Need ideas...

Discussion in 'Animation' started by emiller100, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. emiller100

    emiller100

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    I would like to reproduce the rope animation effect in Ratchet and Clank when he shoots the swingshot. The rope comes out in a snake like animation then goes straight when it connects. I was thinking a texture animation on a line renderer. Any other ideas? Could anyone help me create a crude texture animation atlas to test this idea?

    Here is a youtube video with the effect.


    I appreciate your suggestions.
     
  2. emiller100

    emiller100

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    I have made some progress using a texture with a line in the shape of a sine wave. I think with a little tweeking of this texture I should get the result I am looking for.
     
  3. theANMATOR2b

    theANMATOR2b

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    Cool emiller. Show a video when you get it worked out. I'd love to see it.
    To me the effect you showed doesn't look like an animated texture but I could be wrong.
    Knowing those insomniac guys they worked several months to create a one off spline based bone scale function or some such deal.