Cloth simulations


The cloth solver simulates deformable surfaces. A variety of surface types can be simulated, including fabric, rubber, and metal. Any piece of SOP geometry can be turned into a cloth object, no triangulation is required.

See relationships for how to make cloth interact with other objects.

Shelf tools

The Cloth shelf tab contains tools for creating cloth sheets. You can also use the forces on the Drive simulation shelf tab to affect the cloth.

The Cloth Constraint tool lets you pin a point on a cloth object to a point in space or another object.

Important nodes

Useful cloth object parameters

Stretch stiffness

The resistance to stretching. Higher numbers mean the cloth is harder to stretch.


Resistance to shearing (forces along the plane of the cloth; if you stretched a square into a parallelogram that force would be shearing). This affects creasing where cloth is draped over a corner, as in a tablecloth on a table.

Bend stiffness

Increase this to make the cloth smoother/more resistant to wrinkles.