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Wind Animation: My tree appears to be in a slow motion hurricane :(

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Hi All!

 

I'm having trouble creating a realistic looking wind loop.:( The aim is to have a nice gentle breeze rustling the leaves and a little bit of sway in branches, but I cant find the right balance of flexibly, stiffness and wind speed. I'm using a 200 frame loop to keep my animated proxy files to a reasonable size. This means I cant use Perturb Speed or Vector

 

Can some one please advise "weather':D its better to have:
 

  1. High wind speed with low flexibility and high stiffness
    Or
  2. Low wind speeds with lower stiffness and high flexibility 

 

See images and videos for more detail. 

 

Image 1 Wind Speed 0cm: I want to have this form swaying gently 

Image 2 Wind Speed 50cm: Tree form is ok but not great and wind is very subtle. Even with very slow camera movement it will be barley visible in an animation (see video below)

Image 3 Wind Speed 100cm:  Tree looks like its in a hurricane but only moving slowly (see video below)

 

Max 2014 file attached.

 

Thanks in advance! ^_^

 

 

 

 

0cm wind.jpg

50cm wind.jpg

100cm wind.jpg

Wind_help_gfx.zip

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Hi Ben,

 

You just need to increase the frequency for small branches and leaves.

To do this, you can simply reduce the Looping period, but remain a multiple of 200. For example, 100, 50, 40, etc.

 

For leaves, it's better to enable the Axial rotation.
See the attached file: Wind_help_gfx_1.max

 

Thanks!

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