A shot I worked on from the Mortal Kombat : Legacy web series, Episode 8 ~ part 2.
I rigged, motion tracked, and animated the Scorpion Spear, all in Maya 2012. The rope rig is comprised of a 50 joint spline IK rig, connected to a number of controls that are connected between the tracked points on the characters hand, as well as the spear blade. The spear and hand animation could be adjusted independently. No dynamics were used. The rig was made to be easily adjustable to accommodate client direction.
Having played Mortal Kombat as a kid, it was a thrill to be apart of the "get over here!" shot!