Disable tack mid animation?

  • Support Agent COMMUNITY MANAGER Comment actions Permalink

    Hi Menzies Mason,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You would need to use the pin tools instead.  hold W on the keyboard and click on the garment to create a pin, right click on the pin and chose "attach pin to avatar"  to attach to avatar similar to the tack tool.  You can also use pin (box) or pin(lasso) tool to pin an area instead of a point.  In addition, using pin (box) or pin(lasso) and double click on an edge will create a row of pins along the edge.  

    Select the pin or pins, right click in the animation editor and chose "Add Pin Key" to add a key.  

     

    In your case, what you would need to do is to create the pins, right click and chose "Attach Pin to Avatar", in the animation editor, right click and chose "Add Pin Key".  Than move the time slider to when you want it to release, select the pin, right click and chose "Detach Pin from Avatar", than in the animation editor, right click and chose "Add Pin Key".  You would need a key for when the pin is attached to avatar and another key for when it is detached from avatar.

     

    Best regards,
    Marvelous Designer Support Team

  • Fede Comment actions Permalink

    Hi, is it possible to do the opposite? Start the simulation of an animation without a pin and add it in the middle. In my case, I need to be able to grab a cape at some point. Cheers

  • Support Agent COMMUNITY MANAGER Comment actions Permalink

    Hi Fede,

    You must set up two keyframes, one detached and one attached.  This is true for all constraints no matter which software you are using.  You would need to set keyframe for on and off. So you would need to create the pins first.

    In your case, you would set up the pin and key it, and at the frame where the hand touch the cloth, you need to right click on the pin, select attach pin to avatar, and key again.  You can also animate the position of the pin using keyframe.

     

    Best regards,
    Marvelous Designer Support Team

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