How to make a cord and simulate it around ears for a face mask?

  • Marvelous Designer Team COMMUNITY MANAGER Comment actions Permalink

    Hey Christine,

    Here is a link to a cording tutorial by a user  You can use the Tack on Avatar option to tack the cording to your avatars head. Just remember to lower the particle distance for the cording as well. There has also been success just using rectangle pattern pieces and adding simulation thickness to it to make it more round and let it catch on the avatar's ear. 

  • Angel Angel Comment actions Permalink

    Use >line< tack to the avatar > it's by far the most controllable method to get a really nice curve on the strap around the ear, and because you can extend the thread length you will get  perfect control.

  • Christine Comment actions Permalink

    High Angel, thank you for the answers. So sorry, but were do I find >line< tack to the avatar >  (I have MD 8) and how can I extend the thread length ?

  • Angel Angel Comment actions Permalink

    Line tack on avatar > lay points (CTRL ) to get curved points as you lay the line tack > then double click to shift to lay line on pattern. Set thread length so you can then manually adjust the chord neatly around the ear.

    Get it nice and snug around the ear (benefit with line tack is it will never fall off the ear).


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