In the addon ArchiMesh there is a Japaneses curtain feature, but, it looks straight and does not have the fold that I want in it. Is there an addon that can do this for me? If not, how can I make a curtain (like in the images below)?

curtain sample image1 curtain sample image 2

  • $\begingroup$ As far as I'm aware, there is no add on that makes curtains for you the way you describe. You have to model the fabric yourself. You might find this tutorial helpful. $\endgroup$
    – Timaroberts
    Jan 19, 2017 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Timaroberts u said its tutorial but there is a download link where is the tutorial $\endgroup$
    – atek
    Jan 19, 2017 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ The tutorial is part of Blender Cookie's archive, and they are not streaming the content anymore but have kept it available for download. $\endgroup$
    – Timaroberts
    Jan 19, 2017 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ its some 235mb download what is in that file contains to heavy file $\endgroup$
    – atek
    Jan 19, 2017 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ @atek You need them for animation or still image? $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Jan 19, 2017 at 14:51

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Final result:

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  1. Add a Plane, scale it as you need, go to Edit Mode, subdivide it couple of times - W > Subdivide and select vertices as shown below.


  1. Go to Top Ortho view and move selected vertices along choosen axis.


  1. Go back to Front view select top edge and in Object Data tab, under Vertex Groups add new Group (+ sign), and Assign selected vertices.


  1. Go to Object mode and add Cloth physics to the plane in Physics tab. Check Pinning and select Group. Select preset Silk and enable Self Collision (Quality > 2, Distance > 0.6) under Cloth Collision group.


  1. Create stripe to tie the curtains and make it wider than curtains. I've used simple torus in this example. Go to Physics tab and set it to Collision. Set Outer and Inner values to the lowest (0.001).


  1. Animate scale of the tie. I've putted two keyframes, first frame and 50. Scale by pressing S > Shift+Z.


That's it. You can add Subsurf to the plane to make it more smoother and add Crease around whole plane with it. Also you will need to modify the tie using proportional editing and make it more stick to the curtains.

You can apply Cloth modifier and reuse them as you want.

Blend file:

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    $\begingroup$ Yep: this is a good explanation of a pretty standard technique. you can also do this with other deformations. For example, if you want the "curtains pulled to the side" look classically shown at theatre stages, just animate a loop or bar pulling them to the side. $\endgroup$
    – wchargin
    Jan 20, 2017 at 2:10

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