Animating wires

I’m trying to animate a wire attached to a CCTV camera. I thought it best to use an IK chain so that I could attach each end of the chain to different things. Whilst this works well in the side view, in the top view the chain turns the wrong way and doesn’t look realistic:

Any ideas on a better way to achieve this effect?

Have you tried using a curve, with hooks influencing (attaching it to the camera and something else at) each end?


No, I haven’t… until a second ago. I did a quick search and found out about it (CTRL + H to add hook - which is an empty) and I parented the empty to my object(s) and whammo! Just what I’m after and a lot easier than the way I was doing it. Thanks Aligorith!!!