I am attempting to recreate the ‘double accordion’ fold that is used when hanging XXL prints on the side of buildings. This starts out as a tight little folded package, then lifted to the upper left corner. Here is the tricky part: the package first unfolds to the ground in the Y axis like an accordion into one long strip. It then unfolds into x axis like drapes being pulled, until it stretches out into its full unfolded glory.
Sounds easy right? Hmmm. I have a plane, subdivided it… create the vertex groups, map them to armatures, and pose. I can get it to either unfold in the Y or the X… but I have to manually change armature parenting. Is there a way to change a meshes armature parent during an animation?
Any hints or ideas are greatly appreciated.