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Questions pertaining to Blender's built-in cloth simulator. Blender's cloth simulator is accessed in the Physics panel.

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How to simulate a rope?

I'm trying to simulate a rope (that later might get pulled on the ends*) that interacts with some obstacles. So far I created a plane as the floor and a cube as an obstacle, and activated "collision" ...
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Assign vertex group in Geometry Nodes (v3.3)

This is my Geometry Node Setup. (EDIT: Here's a .blend file showing my nodes, modifier, vertex group, etc.) I create a grid, rotate it vertically, and then select out the topmost vertexes to assign to ...
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How to create a simulation in Geometry Nodes pre 3.6?

UPDATE: Simulation nodes are now available in B3.6β! In the recent week the Blender community became crazy on the particular geonodes hack, that allows you to create a simulation in Geometry Nodes ...
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How to do vaccuum sealed pack modeling in Blender?

Does anyone How to model vacuum sealed packages like this? Can cloth simulation be used to model it?
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How to "freeze" a cloth animation at X frame?

How would one freeze a simulated body at frame X and use it as a static mesh? Following a tutorial, I've been able to do a cloth animation to my model, now I'd like to have that made static, without ...
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Pin cloth to model

How do I make pinning follow a model? What object should I select for the hook modifier? In my case the origin does not move. There are only rotations. I am tracing the image series of a running human ...
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How can I create a smooth looping animation for cloth simulation?

I have created a waving flag simulation by pinning a set of points, adding cloth physics, and setting up wind forcefields. The result is just fine when I render the scene except that I want the ...
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How to restore cloth presets?

Is there anyway to restore the Blender default Cloth settings? Or is there anyway to find what the default settings are? I didn't realize at the time that by changing the values I was overriding the ...
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Trebuchet Rigid Body

Greetings dear 3D artists! According to a tutorial on "Wintermute Digital" YouTube channel called "Blender 2.8 Physics Tutorial - Make a Working Trebuchet!" I created a trebuchet ...
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How can I bake the cloth simulation into keyframed vertices or shape keyed vertices?

I'm simulating a cloth. How can I bake the cloth simulation into keyframed vertices or shape keyed vertices?
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How to create a cloth stage valance?

I'm trying to create a cloth stage valance like this with the cloth simulator. I've tried pinning the sides. but it's too even and I think the ends should be pinched. I've also tried weight painting....
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Setting the context for cloth bake

I'm having trouble using bpy.ops.ptcache.bake(). I get the error message ...
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How to twist a cloth?

I am starting to get pretty stressed and sad. This is for a mobile game I have accepted a project for and if can't solve this I might have to drop this project which will cost me a bit. So if you ...
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How do i pin a ball to a cloth sim rope to create wrecking ball?

as you see in the gif, i have the rope already pinned on the one side but i couldn't parent/pin or use a hook to get the ball to follow. I'm looking to have the ball add its weight and other physics ...
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How to make cloth 'catch' a falling object, slowing its fall?

I simply want to make a pinned cloth catch a falling rigid body so as to slow its fall until it comes to a halt. At the moment, the ball falls and the cloth interacts with it, but the ball will pass ...
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How Can I Deform a Cloth During Simulation?

I'm trying to figure out what techniques there are for controlling/manipulating/deforming a cloth during cloth simulation. Specifically, I'm trying to mimic the effect of a woman "hitching up" her ...
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Pin cloth vertices at a specific set of frames, and un-pin otherwise (in python)

I am using Blender 2.82a and am trying to pin cloth vertices only at a specific set of frames. The broader context is to simulate actions on a cloth, where each action is parameterized by a cloth and ...
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Self Collision - Blender Cloth Sim shrinks mesh

I have been searching for days and have not been able to find an answer to this question. I have a simple model. A thin cube with default collision physics applied and a plain 1x1 with default cloth ...
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Creating looping cloth animation for sprite

Helllo! For a project that I am doing, I need to render the my model to a sprite sheet. This is all fine, except that the model has a cloak, which uses a cloth animation. I need to smoothly ...
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Create a sail with cloth and curves acting as softbodies

I have a query! Here is a quick prototype of a sail i want to build. I it comrpises of 2 bezier curves to hold the sail and a traingle plane that I want to be cloth. I would like the curves to be ...
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How to bake object with cloth simulation and subsurf (not applied)? Having trouble using .mdd method

I need to transfer Blender scene with cloth simulation to Maya and Houdini. In addition to cloth simulation, I used subsurf (not applied), after cloth modifer. And if I apply the subsurf, the cloth ...
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What is the technical difference between softbody and cloth simulation?

They are definitely different, but soft body simulation is very slow compared to cloth.. why?
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Are Blender Cloth Physics Based on a Cloth Simulation Model?

What research is leveraged to implement Blender Cloth? I know of several cloth models - Geometric, Physical, Particle - as well as their authors - Provot, Baraff & Witkin - but I am not certain if ...
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Seamless looping animation

I'm trying to create an animate gif of a boat where there's no discontinuity between the end and the beginning. To do this, I need the sails and flags of the boat to return to approximately their ...
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How can I get this curtain to open and close realistically?

I'm trying to model a curtain (drape for you US people) accurately. I've seen this youtube tutorial that scales the top vertices in the x axis with shape keys, but it's not the right look because it ...
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Cloth collision with an object

I have two chairs, a cloth piece falling on it and then a helmet falling above the cloth on one of the chairs. Whatever the setting I'm trying I cannot get the helmet fall nicely on the chair and ...
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How can I make sure that simulated cloth doesn't go through other objects?

I am trying to simulate a wedding dress animation. So I put a solidify modifier on the dress, and I defined the dress as a cloth. The lower part is free (pinning of the upper part). I unchecked "...
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Looping Paper Fold-out animation

I want to make a looping animation that looks similar to this Obviously this is very rushed and the picture doesnt matter but the concept of the paper folding is whats important. I would use shape ...
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Cloth Pin Has No Effect?

As per tutorials: 1. Created and subdivided a plane 2. Made a vertex group of vertices along one edge. 3. Clicked cloth button in Physics tab, checked "Pinning" and assigned the vertex group. Yet it ...
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Cloth simulation doesn't work for particular object

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGB-EePxWI But when I apply the cloth modifier and playback, the object doesn't drop as it generally would I'm pressing playback in ...
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Why does cloth sewing not work correctly on this imported SVG?

I drew a body pattern for clothing simulation using Inkscape. Then I imported the pattern to Blender with .svg extension file. I filled the curve (when I import the pattern, it was curve type not mesh)...
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Cloth acting strange on thin object collision

I am trying to lay a cloth over the top of an square ring, but it behaves strangely. I enabled collision for all of the planks that make up the rim of where the cloth lands, and I have applied a ...
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Pulling a net tight

I am trying to drape a net using the cloth physics, but then is there a good way to make it look like the four corners are pulled and "staked" in a certain place? My first thought was some kind of ...
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Expanding Balloons

I've seen a lot of motion graphics animations from Cinema4D - expanding balloons compressed into a shape. The most recent one is the animation from Mi Fans 2021 Here's what I've tried: First thing I ...
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How to animate the twisting of a rope?

What is a good reliable method to animate multiple ropes being twisted together? One end of the ropes will be fixed in space, while the other ends rotate in a circle, creating twist. All the ropes ...
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How to prevent a cloth from entering another mesh?

I am trying to create a cloth simulation on a human body. I created a shirt and I am trying to see the pattern of folds and how it drapes on a human. I applied cloth modifier to the shirt and ...
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How does the Cloth Stiffness Scaling option work?

I'd like to know how the Cloth Stiffness Scaling option works. It can be found in the Cloth Modifier's Physics Panel; however, the manual doesn't mention this feature at all. How does the Cloth ...
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Need help with Cloth simulation plus attached object

I have the same issue as in the question Cloth simulation plus attached object but the solution video mentioned is no longer available. Can anyone please help me with how can I get the same result? ...
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How would you do this cloth sim? I'm having trouble with the cloth not wiggling around after landing on the floor/cube base

Here's what I've done: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19vFh_NQxiJjMe6FzXpE3i3mPnR-lzdJO/view?usp=sharing How can I get it to fall with more natural weight and speed but also not move once hitting ...
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Cloth - Cloth interactions in Blender

I am trying to run a simulation with cloth cloth simulations. I created two planes,one below the other, joined them along the edge so that it becomes like 'U' folded, then added cloth modifier to this ...
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Making 3 points stick on a plane / flag with wind

I have a flag I want to waft in the wind. I imported the shape as an SVG from Adobe Illustrator. I converted the mesh to a curve. It wouldn't let me make some subdivisons but it still seems to work ...
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How can I access cloth properties via python?

I want to manipulate options like Disk Cache with python: Any Ideas?
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Exporting cloth simulation to Collada results in static cloth instead of a waving one

I hope this thread is not a duplicate since I have been exploring the subject for a few days and found no solution that works for me. I have to export an animation in .dae format to use in SceneKit/...
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how to make 2 cloths collide with each other?

I'm having a problem with a cloth simulation. I've set 2 planes up and applied a cloth modifier to each, what I want to happen is for the two cloths to fall together and interact with each other. The ...
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Best way to attach objects/armor to cloth

I have a skirt with a cloth sim on it, and some pieces of armor. The top loop of the cloth is pinned to a rigged character, which I have animated to do a walk cycle. I want the armor to sort of hang ...
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Why does this cloth go down past the top surface of the cube?

I was following a tutorial on YouTube, and the presenter said that he did not change the default options other than enabling self-collision and increasing the collision object's friction from 5 to 10. ...
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cloth sim refuses to respond to any and all collision objects

Here is the blend file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EvQ3yYtWmFcM7evke1OW3uL0aInsn0rM/view?usp=sharing I have tried everything, everything to stop my cloth sim wire from clipping through this ...
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Is there a way to save a baked cloth simulation (in .blend file or to disc)?

Is there a way to save a baked cloth simulation (in .blend file or to disc)? seams odd if you have to bake each time the blend file is reopened?
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Animation with Physics (Cloth | Collision)

Problem How can I make the fabric stop exactly where the tube thickens and prevent it from continuing its free fall to infinity and beyond Example I want the fabric to stop exactly when it reaches ...
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Is there a way to freeze a cloth with a shape key?

I created a curtain today using a CG Cookie tut that used shape keys, but when I went to apply it an error message comes up saying it can't be applied with shape keys, so my question is: is there ...
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