Chapter 3. Getting Flexible with Soft Bodies and Cloth

In nature, materials exhibit different properties of rigidity and structural responsiveness to the forces on them. Many materials are flexible, and deform when acted upon by forces such as gravity and friction. Blender's soft body simulation enables you to easily represent the behavior of a wide variety of flexible materials. Depending on the parameter settings you use, you can use soft body simulations to animate materials as varied as gelatin, sheet metal, and cloth.

Chapter Contents

  • Getting the hard facts on soft bodies

  • Getting jiggly with lattices

  • Creating cloth and clothing

  • Simulating demolition

Getting the Hard Facts on Soft Bodies

One of the basic aspects of animating with meshes is mesh deformation. ...

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