I am currently working on my first project with Blender. I decided to make a yo-yo. I am working on the string portion and have it stretched out currently. What I have now is a yo-yo body with a string stretching down from the yo-yo ring attached to it's center axis.The issue is mechanical in nature. I would like to rotate the string around the axis of the yo-yo by just rotating the yo-yo body and having the string top portion remain locked to the ring portion at that exact location.
My goal is to have the string wrap up around the yo-yo center axis ultimately then have it unwind downwards. I understand the manual method is always there and I particularly don't mind resorting to taking the string, strand by strand, and wrapping it around the center axis of the yo-yo body.
I've already tried the method outlined here https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/26413/58522 and the one directly below it to apply delta transforms. I've also tried locking the position of the yo-yo ring in place with a key frame lock but that did not help wind up the yo-yo automatically in the manner that I would like.
I am new to blender, which is an issue as well. However, I took time to read materials outlined on the Blender Stack Exchange Tutorial page, and after studying basic concepts undertook this project.
Thank you in advance.