Oak Lane Cemetery
I'm planning on expanding the spider tree and victim I did for next year and would love to have some animation added. What I would like to do is have two or three of the hand sized spiders I have each move up and down on a strand of web coming from their rears. I had them just hanging this way last year and I though "Man it look awesome to have them slowly descend three or four feet, then lift back up!" Not like a drop spider, which I have already, where is just suddenly falls, then noisily and slowly cranks itself back up. I want it to be smooth and cycle endlessly sort of like a FCG does. The only way I have come up with would be to run the line down the tree to a deer motor with a long arm on it that would sit beside the tree and pull the string. But then I have this clunky awkward contraction to either try and hide, or just leave in view. I could set it a good distance away just by making the lines longer, but the longer the lines are the more chance something will snag or go wrong. Anybody come up with a cheap easy way to get this effect without a clunky hard to hide rig?