I've used blender for a couple months, my knowledge is limited to basic modelling. I'm trying to get the effect of string being tied around a soft object. Like this string around my finger. Not sure what to call this effect so I've had a hard time trying to find some sort of tutorial.
At the moment I am trying to use soft body and collisions with a force field to get the string mesh to tighten around my subject. The two torus are my 'string' which have soft body and collision on them. The bird has a soft body. And the force field has a negative strength of 20 to shrink the torus around the bird.
I don't need the string to animate, I was just hoping once the string tightened I could bake the mesh with the desired effect.
If you know a simpler way to get the effect I need without simulations that would be great too.