I’ve been stuck on this animation for upwards of a week. My goal is to make natural movement of tail segments in a flowing wave, but so far everything I’ve made is herky jerky. I’m aiming for having between 8 and 16 segments.
My method that I’ve been trying so far, that hasn’t really been working out is to start with 1 segment and make it do a small rotation, then copy this, and nestle the copy into itself, then offset each waypoint so its doing the same thing as the previous segment just delayed by 1 frame. I do this until I have 16 segments but the small rotation quickly amplifies into a giant herky jerky movement of the tail, when I just want a gentle wave to go through the segments.
Am I going about this all wrong? Should I not nestle the segments?