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Trying to recreate this object.

obscure plastic shape with internal vinyl insert

For the vinyl insert, I created a cloth simulation and two collision objects: a pipe on the bottom and an animated downward plug that would push the cloth into itself. (I wonder if this is the best approach?)

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Click play. Looking good...

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POP! The plug eventually passes through the cloth. But it PUSHED through the cloth—so obviously the collision IS working to some extent.

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I thought the plug was moving too fast—tried it slower to no avail. So first of all, what is going on here? Secondly, is there a better way to approach this vinyl element? I’m still somewhat new to cloth simulation (been using Blender for just about a year). Any help would be much appreciated! :)

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