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I am trying to do an animation that involves a cape. I decided I would try to use the cloth simulation but I ran into an issue. My normal method for animating with a character involves the character to be in one spot in one frame, and then the next frame they are in a different location. I decided to test this with the cloth simulation to see how it would react. Unfortunately, the jump makes the cape go crazy.

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Here's a download for the file: http://pasteall.org/blend/index.php?id=52662

What I want is for the cape to stay roughly in the same position before the jump. What would be the best way to achieve this, or is there another way I could animate the cape?

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Holy smoke! You need to slow down the jump a lot! If you make the cape a more solid material, and slow down the jump a lot (Maybe to 5 frames). Also, what would make a better simulation would be to make the cape facing the opposite direction of the jump. AKA, if you jump -5 on the x axis, set the cape to be pointing towards the positive side.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there any way to reset the cloth during your animation? Like having two different starting points. $\endgroup$
    – JayPig
    Dec 10 '19 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ You only need to re-bake the cloth to reset it with different settings. $\endgroup$ Dec 10 '19 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ But could I start a new simulation later in the animation? $\endgroup$
    – JayPig
    Dec 11 '19 at 2:13
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not entirely sure why you would want to do that, but yes, you can, and it's tricky. $\endgroup$ Dec 11 '19 at 2:22

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