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We're trying to make an animation pretty much like toilet roll being wound onto a cylinder (but the cylinder is invisible)

We've managed to do this: Coil Start Coiled

by moving the planes along a spiral but really that means the coil is too wide at the beginning but the end result is good.

Is there another way to achieve this goal because I think what we are doing now is fundamentally flawed in its approach?

This is not the same as How can I animate a mesh moving in a spiral fashion? - this approach also rolls a plane onto a spiral. I'm trying to get the effect that a material rolls onto a cylinder like a cassette tape winding onto a reel. This is almost backwards from the spiral approach because the first fold should be the smallest ....

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  • $\begingroup$ I can't seem to post a gif which shows the whole sequence. Hence the two images $\endgroup$ – Doodled May 10 '18 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ Not a duplicate @DuarteFarrajotaRamos - that solution is the one I currently have but it does not properly imitate how paper might roll up in (for example) a toilet roll being wound onto a cardboard tube because it is just following a spiral $\endgroup$ – Doodled May 11 '18 at 8:20
  • $\begingroup$ I see. You could animate the curve with shapekeys throughout the animation, thought it might not be trivial. Animation Nodes might help here. Also see techniques described here blender.stackexchange.com/questions/76756/… $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos May 11 '18 at 11:20

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