new trick to animate a rope/cable???


i was searching for information about how to animate a cable/robe

which could also rolled onto a cylinder.

but I did not find any new information, some were few years old.

does anybody have a good tip on how to do that with Blender?

I remembered seeing this tutorial a while back. The basic premise is that the rope is a mesh with a curve deform to make it follow the path (winding itself around the winch or vice-versa). Its old, so you may have already found it, but it does go into great detail.

Don’t know if this helps but it might:

there is also a blend file:

The other methods are:


Hope these help.