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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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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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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 wrap paper around an object?

I'm new in Blender and I'm making a jar bottle to start and want to close the top wraping with paper like these ones: I tried using cloth modifier with a colision object + pressure but I can't find a ...
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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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Apply force along normals of cloth mesh

I'm trying to simulate an inflatable mesh by applying a force field to a cloth. As air pressure always acts perpendicular to a surface it might be a close enough approximation when pushing all ...
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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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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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Pointy meshes pierce cloth sim. How can I get around this while also keeping the physical qualities of my cloth (e.g. mass, stiffness, etc.)?

Pointy meshes pierce cloth sim. How can I get around this while also keeping the physical qualities of my cloth (e.g. mass, stiffness, etc.)? Here is a simple example of the problem I'm having: I've ...
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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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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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Wind force field not working

I am trying to get a waving effect for a flag in my animation I am working on. However when I click alt a the cloth fabric just hangs there not being affected at all by the wind. I have wind power at ...
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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 to make a fabric with a solidify modifier doesn't pass through itself?

I've created a sail. I made a plane of right form, applied to it solidify modifier and cloth modifier . But when I added a wind, back surface of the fabric touches front surface and passes through it. ...
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"Time remap" or slow speed of cloth particles driven by a force

I have a scene with a particle system, which emits a few planes, to which is assign a cloth simulation. A wind point force emitter drives the particles in a swirl. Cool. The overall action is ...
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Creating a Soft Body Surface that Responds to Different Masses of a Rigid Body Object

Dear Blender Community, There's quite a few posts discussing the interaction of rigid body objects with cloth and soft body objects, but I haven't yet found one that provides a satisfactory answer to ...
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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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Pinning cloth to moving model

I'm having trouble figuring out how to properly pin cloth to a moving object. The cloth is acting as a mane for a horse and therefore needs to be pinned in multiple places. I've looked at several ...
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How do I simulate only part of a object as cloth?

Is it possible to make just part of an object cloth? So for example, I've modeled a trench coat, but I only want the loose bottom half of it to be a cloth simulation. Can I do that?
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How to exclude objects from cloth's collision?

I have a bed in a room with lots of objects. I'd like to put a sheet over the bed by simulating the sheet as cloth falling over the bed (which has collision enabled). Problem is, I have many other ...
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Workflow: Cloth simulation without disabling armature

The typical workflow for cloth is to have areas that are attached to the body be Pinned, and influenced by an armature limited to the Pinned group. The rest of the garment would not be influenced by ...
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How to make asset look more "3d" (sail of a sailboat)

I am working on creating this scene using Blender I would like to make the white sail of the sailboat look 3d, as it looks a little flat right now, especially the top part of the sailboat, where ...
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How Does Cloth Friction Work?

Scene: A floor plane rotated at 45deg. A cloth plane rotated at 45deg and 1m above the floor plane. The floor plane uses a Collision Modifier and the cloth plane uses a Cloth Modifier; when I run/play ...
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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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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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Saving a mesh from a frame in a cloth simulation? [duplicate]

So right now I'm trying to put a mesh of a small pouch on the side of one of my characters. While I could make it like I would any other mesh, it would look kind of un-natural. When playing around in ...
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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 make my icosphere inflate in a heart shape?

I am trying to create a soft body/ cloth simulation where the eyeballs inflate and pop out of the eye socket and form into a heart shape. I tried quite some different approaches now but none worked ...
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How to stop surface of cloth plane from intersecting my cylinder?

I have a cloth simulation where I'm trying to get a plane object to deform correctly over a bent cylinder. It seems no matter what I change it always goes through the mesh slightly, on the surface. ...
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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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Creating fabric canopy in blender

I'm looking to create a fabric canopy in a room (6m x 6m by 3m high), whereby the fabric is scrunched in the centre of the roof (like the image) however the fabric also drapes down the walls too. Any ...
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Cloth simulated hair inside of an Armature?

Is it possible to have a cloth simulation inside of an armature? The head on the left doesnt have an armature The head on the right has an armature but now the hair wont simulate. I think the vertex ...
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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 can I create a wrinkled cloth style frame?

I am trying to create a wrinkled cloth style frame, and I want to know how I would even start something like this. I already have a base shape for it and subdivided it, but I am very new to work with ...
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Cloth physics : drop/unroll a cloth sheet from the top of a building

I'm working on a project and I have a video shot where I would like to drop a cloth sheet through the top of a building - Well, it's not exactly a sheet, it's a banner, but that is the idea. At the ...
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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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Ways to have one mesh control another?

I'm working with Cloth Simulations brought in from another program (Marvelous Designer) via .mdd, applied with the Mesh Cache modifier. No changes can be made to this mesh in Blender without breaking ...
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Garment Digitization in Blender [closed]

Hey Blender Community! We at TRI3D at developing virtual dressing room technology. Currently we are using blender's cloth simulator as a test bed. The results have been very encouraging. Have a look ...
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Cloth particles: Seeking workflow

I'm trying to make a stream of money (bills) flow into a toilet. A metaphor for our times :/ I've created several low poly bills and grouped them for a particle system. I've created a particle ...
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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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How can I keep those stripes together?

I'm trying to recreate a basketball hoop for Unity, and after trying it out on both engines, it seems like I'm having some issues with the strings forming the net. Would anyone know some way to keep ...
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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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Cloth simulation appears corrupt in render

I am having problem with a cycles render. My cloth simulation for a flag bakes just fine and seems to work. When I render the image gets fractured (it looks like broken glass instead of cloth). See ...
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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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Why does Cloth Simulation get Weird? [duplicate]

I want to create a cloth simulation, but when I play the simulation the cloth get weird sim.... I have attached here the .blend file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ho85NoAc5oCJfID6kPSpt_o9BEMg_iIW/...
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Old School Ghost Model

Trying to create a 3d Ghost like the kind with a sheet and two eyes. I've created the sheet, textured it and put it on top of a sphere. Looks great but I don't want the sheet to drop onto the object ...
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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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