Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

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Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

Post by Engelskrieger79 » 02 Oct 2018, 00:46

Hello,

maybe a very basic or even stupid question...

What is the best way to create easy-to-animate Versions of "Dr. Octopus-Arms"-Like thinks?

The object should be a simple (Nurbs?) Cylinder or something of that kind... which should be easy to animte like a tentacle...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62D5MTzQ-E

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Re: Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

Post by Draise » 02 Oct 2018, 14:49

A SplineIK with a cylinder and hooks used to animate them - with the hooks set to an IK arm with stretch.

I guess. I use a similar technique for my mouth/eye rings.

This also will depend on the software you're using. What do you want to do it in?

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Re: Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

Post by Engelskrieger79 » 02 Oct 2018, 18:59

Hi there,

I am using the truespace Modelsite and what I want to do is having a simple robot with thos tentacle arms waving them around, maybe grabbing something..

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Re: Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

Post by bitkar » 03 Oct 2018, 09:03

Get a plugin for rigging and IK... i think it was called Motion Studio. Its the best for tS.
http://www.primitiveitch.com/pub/
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Re: Help: "Dr. Octopus - Arms" / Tentacles

Post by Engelskrieger79 » 04 Oct 2018, 00:53

Thanks. I will try that. 😊

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