Recipe 17 - Flag Wave

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What You Will Learn

You will learn how to make a flag look as if it is flapping in the wind. You will loop a cycle of flag shapes, and repeat later to save time.

Why Is This Important?

Creating the fluid nature of cloth can bechallenging in animation. In this case, thinking of the flag in various poses (you could use more poses than we demonstrate here!) will be helpful. The extreme opposite poses of the flag are called "extremes" by professional animators. We create a flapping effect if the extremes have a middle straight pose in-between.