materials iconHow to Make an Animated Flag

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Tags - Cloth
Software:
  • Blender 2.78c
Discover How To:
Software:
  • Blender 2.78c
Discover How To:

In this tutorial you’ll discover how to:

  1. Create a simple cloth simulation
  2. Use the right settings for realistic cloth
  3. Create a realistic cloth material

You’ll need:

  1. A flag image
  2. Wrinkles material
  3. CanvasĀ material

Finished Result

 

Quick Summary

1. Use Import Image as Plane, to import your flag image. In edit more, add one loopcut so you get two square faces.

subdivided

 

2. Rotate the Plane so it’s vertical. Subdivide the Cloth 20 times (W>Subdivide>(Toolbar) amount: 20)

subdivided2

 

3. Add a wind object rotated across the flag:

wind

 

4. Add a Vertex Group and set the left most edge to Weight: 1

pin

 

5. Set the cloth to these settings:

cloth-settings

 

6. Set up the cloth material like this:

material-nodes

 

Cloth Setting Variations:

 

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