Metal tape measures behave in a very interesting way. When they are held out horizontally, for some length, they bend, but when they bend, both segments around the bend stay absolutely strait and the bend forms a fairly tight crease. I've been trying to create something to this effect to create a simulated corn leaf (part of a larger plant), and got stuck. How can I make this effect (for the tape measure)?
Here is the blend file for testing:
Side note. I am only looking for a simulation solution. Not a rigging one.