Monday, February 22, 2010

2.49b Soft Bodies

Soft bodies are materials that have some flexibility, that can deform themselves when forces such as friction or gravity are applied to them. Soft body objects are common in real life. Think of clothing draped on a person or model, jello, rubber, or even metals under certain circumstances. They range in their degree of flexibility. You need to tweak the soft body settings to get the object to resemble the type of material you're trying to model. Rubber tires certainly doesn't deform in the same way as a balloon or a cape on Batman. In this tutorial, I will introduce you to the basic concepts behind soft body physics.