I was wondering if someone could lead me in the right direction. I've got a
cartoon character that's completely animated save for one final scene. What
happens is he's ejected out of his plane and pulls his rip cord but his
parachute doesn't open. He rockets towards the ground and <splat>. Then
after a brief pause his parachute opens and comes to rest on top of him.
I'm trying to figure out how to do the parachute. I was going to do it in
cloth but then I took in to account the cords that run from the parachute
back into the pack on his back. I don't know how I would achieve this. Then
I thought to do it as blend shaped polys, but the animation likely wouldn't
be convincing and it would be difficult to form it around him as it comes to
rest over him. Any suggestions?