this is another one of my little experiments.
its an IK tentacle solver.
it works alright, but its sometimes not very aesthetically pleasing because it can collapse on itself to get a solution (due to the way it works). but as long as you don't push it around to erratically or back onto itself and control its movement well it looks pretty nice. i added a distort map ontop of the nodes as a test, feel free to unhide the sprite named "N" to see what the actual solving mechanism looks like
feel free to use this if u want to, it would look cool as the tongue of some big lizard boss or a worm or something
ill try to get the solving working better, right now its pretty hacked together.http://files.getdropbox.com/u/1010927/tentacle.cap
PS: Its made in 98.9 or wtv so it might not work in the newer versions (especially the mesh distorting)