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How do you animate a flexing tube?

Question asked by Reynz Delina on Dec 11, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2014 by Mark Kaiser

I'd like to flex a simple tube, and capture that flex in an animation. I'd seen multiple videos online, such as a mandrel pipe bender animation, but all pipes in the video have a contact with another part. For those videos, I assume that specific dimensions on the pipe sketch were driven, there is contact between those two parts, and a motor runs the non-pipe part.


I don't want to do any of that. I just want to animate one tube flexing under motion study. What's the simplest way to do that?