I need to create an animation of a bandage being wrapped around a wrist. There are several factors making this very difficult, so I’m hoping someone might be able to suggest any techniques that might help.
First of all, this is being done for a medical animation, and there are strict requirements for how it will wrap, how tight it wraps, and that it does not slip once it is applied. I have experimented with using a cloth sim, but it breaks down too quickly for what I am trying to achieve. (Any slipping or wrap that is not tight is unacceptable, and there are also specifications on the tension being kept on the wrap while it is being applied. It also needs to unspool off the roll as it goes. This makes using the sim extremely difficult to hit all these targets.
here is an animation I found on youTube that does almost exactly what I need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5eqNvNPVLo
That animation is using a cloth sim, and even as decent as that looks, it is unacceptable for what I need to hit. (If you watch the animation, the bandage slides down the arm through the animation and on to the wrist.)
So,… anyone have any thoughts? This does not need to be done in one take,… I can cut the scene up into small chunks to make it work.
Thanks for looking!