Animating a cable chain

Hello community, I have just started using Blender and found it to bee a wonderful tool. After years of using 3ds Max this feels great.

So my problem is that I want to be able to animate a cable chain that is on a robot. Here is a sample from youtube:

I have tried with bones and IK and also other methods that have failed. Is this possible to make?

do a search for “tank track tutorial”. I haven’t seen it, but I think that’s along the lines you’re looking for.

I have seen a few tank track tutorials but they all make a whole track. The track should be open and not go around. I can’t make the track lay down on a flat surface and after the robot passes it it should move with the robot like in the youtube video.

I’ll keep trying.

Maybe one of these files can get you going…


FlexHose_Dynamic.blend (398 KB)

Thanks Atom! I think I’ll be able to figure this out from the files. Blender rules! :smiley: