Questions tagged [soft-body]

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Make only a part of the mesh softbody

I've been following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5JtP8AZKhU&t=5s It doesn't address, and I cannot find any documentation on how to make only a part of the mesh a softbody. For ...
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Drop rigid body onto soft body

I just asked this question and it was closed as being a duplicate of this question. However I cannot get the solution from that previous question to work (explain in more detail below). Also I don't ...
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Drop Rigid body onto soft body and leave an impression [duplicate]

I see that there are quite a few questions about soft bodies and rigid bodies interacting on here, but none of them seem to work for exactly what I want so I figured I'd ask. What I want to do I want ...
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Animate location of soft body objects while simulation is running?

I have a bunch of soft body objects inside a sphere. I want to rotate the soft body objects around the pivot point or center of the sphere they are inside of (imagine something like a washing machine ...
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How to achieve soft body pieces squeezed inside of sphere effect like this?

I want to create something similar to this ad at around 4 seconds in: https://www.themill.com/work/case-study/samsung-notebook-plus2/ You see these balloon-like objects that seem to be squeezed into ...
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How can I make string tighten around a soft object

I've used blender for a couple months, my knowledge is limited to basic modelling. I'm trying to get the effect of string being tied around a soft object. Like this string around my finger. Not sure ...
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Numerical algorithm in soft body simulation

I tried finding information about how exactly soft body physics is computed from surface mesh or just a group of vertices, but I couldn't find any. How can I get some information about this? For ...
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Save Soft Body Preset?

Why soft body phys unable to save settings like cloth phys? any addon to add this for softbody?
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Soft Body - how to make a stretch deformation by collision?

I would like this elastic band in Soft Body mode to be deformed in this way by another object. My simulation is fake and extremly basic it's just to show the event.
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Interpolate physics sim point cache?

The deforming physics sims all create huge amounts of data. In a lot of cases, storing an entire shape for every frame is arguably wasteful. Is there any way to simulate only every couple frames, and ...
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Weird soft body collision behavior

I'm trying a simple collision between a soft body sphere, and a collision sphere that moves into it. The soft body sphere's vertex are jumping inside the collision sphere, before contact. Is it a ...
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Equations governing softbody simulation parameters?

What are the equations that specify how settings like "Pull", "Push", "Damp", "Bending", etc— combined with mesh geometry and simulation state properties like ...
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Soft Body Baking ridiculously slow

I'm working on a soft body simulation and baking it takes like HOURS for just 5 frames. I got an Intel Core i5 9400F, 1060 6G (I don't think GPU is the problem, I'm just baking physics), 16 GB of ram ...
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Soft body simulation with rigged characters, blender 2.9

I'm working on setting up a soft body simulation in Blender, where I have a rigged character but I want some parts of the body to deform with collision. I checked out a quick tutorial online, I ...
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Apply softbody result to CURVE

When one wants to 'save' the result of a softbody simulation, they apply the softbody modifier either directly to the mesh or as a shapekey. I am trying to perform this on a curve (simulating a string)...
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Soft bodies go through each other

Help I'm trying to make soft bodies collide with each other but nothing seems to be working instead they just go through each other.
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Stop soft body objects from pulling together

Blender 2.92- I have a simulation with 4 falling soft-body cubes. If they are relatively close when the simulation starts, they pull together into one blob instead of falling. If the cubes are far ...
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Can you preview physics bakes as they're baking?

I'm baking some pretty long soft body and rigid body sims and quite often something goes horribly wrong during the bake and it doesn't operate correctly, this is fine, however I feel like I could save ...
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Does anyone have any experience in causing metal deformation on cars? (Beginner)

I am creating an animation of a car crash. So far, I have the cars placed as rigid bodies which their wheels/tires as separate parts that are rigged to the body via rigid body constraints. I have ...
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I want to make the muscles pump like a heart (Resident Evil 4 Final Monster)

I want the muscles of the legs pumping and have translucent properties so to show something is pumping inside. I know I can do soft body or cloth sim but I'm not sure how. I don't know how to pump it ...
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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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Soft Body render not rendering properly / making weird artifacts

I'm trying to render a soft body simulation I did of some geometric shapes floating away. I bake the simulation and it all works fine in the viewport however when I go to render it comes out like the ...
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Squeeze a gel filled stress ball

I'm trying to make a stress ball (an elastic balloon type material filled with a gel). So then when you compress it; the ball maintains similar total volume but its shape is deformed/displaced. I've ...
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How to get frame-by-frame object location in Blender 2.8+

I am trying to get the frame-by-frame location of the softbody physics simulation (collision of softbody cube with a plane). I am incrementing the frame of the simulation using ...
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fur of cube going through mesh

I am making a simple fur softbody simulation, in which the object falls to a stair in a satisfying manner. When i play this, the fur(generated through particles) seems to go through the mesh of the ...
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fur in falling softbody simulation not coming with the object

I am making a simple softbody simulation in which the object has fur. but when i play the animation the fur of the object stays in the same place while the object falls: this is my first time using ...
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Merge objects in softbody simulation

I have joined the objects but they just won't hold together. In the first image, it's as it should be and on the second once it hits the ground, the objects get separated.
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blender soft body not updating after obstacle moved

I have a soft body plane, and want to delay it's movement. To do this, I added a plane, that stops the soft body. the problem is, when the obstacle moves, the soft body stays in place. does anyone ...
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Hexagon problem with a body, how i can remove them?

Someone can help me? How can i remove this hexagons? After selecting all similar faces
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How to make an object go through a plane but the plane deform with the face of the object?

😀 I wonder know how to make an object go through a plane, but the plane deform with the face of the object, as in the following Terminator video, in second 15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Softbody and collision on same object

For simplicity I want to make a hand able to touch a head in a way that hand will stay as is, but head will be deformed. But for unknown reason it does not collide (figure is one object with armature ...
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Object won't move when I add Soft-Body physics

I got the object with the soft-body to work at first but now it refuses to move at all when I press play. The only way to get it to move again is to start a brand new project and redo everything.
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Create internal mesh for object

How can internal meshes be created for object like shown in the answer for this question - Soft Body - Preserve Volume when deformed The answer provided a manual process that only works for object ...
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How to pass a soft object through a narrow channel?

I found an excelent Q/A about Some examples of shape key sculpting vs lattice?. @moonboots suggests in his answer to use a Lattice in order to deform an cylinder object: How does that work? How can I ...
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Why does my softbody have a hole in the bottom?

When I play the simulation, the softbody has a hole in it. The container has the default settings. physics tab
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Soft body squishing

I need to make a short animation displaying a soft paste bieng squished between two surfaces like the photo below. Could anybody point me in the right direction?
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How do I keep two softbodies in the same position?

I have two softbody cubes, one is smaller than the other. They are both aflling at the same speed, but the problem is that when the bigger cube lands, the smaller cube goes all the way down. Is there ...
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How do you make two cubes move at the same time without one lumping at the bottom?

I have two cubes, one is inside the other, and I have softbody enabled on both of them. The problem is, when I have them fall, the inner cube falls down and dies. blend file: here
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How do you make a cube with another cube inside it?

I am making something similar to a slime in blender, with softbody. I don't really know how to put a cube in it, with a darker color.
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Animate dog character with soft body physics “jello” legs?

I have a model of a dog character (unrigged) that i want to animate with legs that procedurally react to the keyframed animation of the torso. Essentially behaving like a marionette, with the main ...
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How to make toothbrush Bristle animation

Hi all, I am a student and a newbie in using blender. I just know the basic for the modelling and animate with time frame. I want to make an animation for brushing teeth but I don't know how to ...
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How can you make a rigid body interact with a softbody (can deform)?

I'm trying to set up a simulation, whereby a rigid sphere is dropped onto a softbody cube (and squishes it). When I run it, the softbody cube behaves as expected (wobbling like jelly), but the rigid ...
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how do I parent to a soft body?

I have a cube that's a soft body falling down some stairs. I want to put a little sphere inside the cube and have it stay at the center of the cube while the cube falls. How do I set this up?
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Cloth passes through Rigid Body

I would like the cloth to fall and hit the bricks, but it just passes through. I've replaced the bricks with a rigid cube before and it does the same thing. Am I missing something? I'll include the ...
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Metaballs and Soft Body?

I'm trying to animate tiny paint droplets sliding and merging on a smooth surface. I want them to look semi-realistic so It'd be better If they shook like a less dense jelly. So Is it possible to add ...
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How to get soft deformation at contact points between objects

I am trying to get soft, clay-like contact points between objects like the included images. Is there a way to do this that does not involve softbody simulation or doing it by hand?
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Is it possible to combine rigid body and soft body physics in the same object?

In blender as most of you know there is an option in the animation tab to have soft body and rigid body physics on an object. On a project that I am currently working on I need soft body on one part ...
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The soft bodies are attracted to each other. Why?

I created a scene with a rope (SoftBody) and two box with Collision only. The rope attracted to the boxes but I don't know why. I created two videos: https://youtu.be/CWTQKD52Csg and https://youtu.be/...
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Parent to vertex, object change position when applying skin modifier

I have a little problem whith vertex parent. I'm working on a softbody cable, and i need to have a simple on/off switch attached to it. Everything is fine, until i apply the skin modifier. Make a ...
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How do I import a soft body bake into another project?

I bake a soft body simulation with 'disk cache' and 'Use Library Path'. When I copy and paste the soft, baked mesh into another project file, or append it into another project file, the bake does not ...

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