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I've been spinning my brain for the last few days trying to figure out how to do this. Basically, I need to make a hose (single tube shape, it doesn't have to be twisted like the image) that:

(1) Is naturally affected by gravity. enter image description here

(2) Can be controlled from both ends of the hose, so both end points can be manipulated in keyframes. enter image description here

(3) Won't deform or lose it's hose-like appearance when being moved around (like if someone was to literally move a garden house around in their front lawn).

Can anyone offer some insight into how I could accomplish this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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  • $\begingroup$ Have you checked out this tutorial? : youtube.com/watch?v=raQs9f4x0gw May be helpful. $\endgroup$ – Paul Gonet Mar 17 '16 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ @PaulGonet, thanks for the reply. That video was very helpful, and it did give me some ideas to possibly make something work. However, if there was a way to make that be affected by gravity, then we'd be in business. $\endgroup$ – Jesse Mar 17 '16 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Unlike the phone cord, your hose won't need to stretch, so you could use the bezier curve used for stretching the phone cord to simulate the effects of gravity, instead. $\endgroup$ – brasshat Mar 18 '16 at 5:05
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    $\begingroup$ This may be a solution for you: Rig that reacts to gravity $\endgroup$ – Mentalist Mar 18 '16 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks to you both! Between these two solutions, I believe I have a way to make this happen! $\endgroup$ – Jesse Mar 23 '16 at 0:42