I am having a slight problem creating a specific 3D rotation effect.
I am attempting to rotate a sign that is supposed to look like it is hanging on a string off of an imaginary nail (like a closed/open sign in a shop). The sign is supposed to rotate and the string is supposed to "twist" in such a way that it only rotates on the point below where the imaginary nail would be and the strings would cross over each other upon rotation.
I have been able to create the 3D object and am able to do a basic rotation, but never with the desired effect. I have attempted to use the puppet tool to no avail. I feel like adding extra anchor points to the object would help but have been unable to find a way to do so. The comp itself consists of an illustrator file that I am editing under the ray-traced 3D renderer for the purpose of adding depth to it.
Any sort of ideas or points of direction would be much appreciated.
You use Null layers and chained parenting. Basic animation principles.