[ODE] getting forces from ODE

Bram Stolk bram at sara.nl
Mon Aug 7 08:07:48 MST 2006

Hmm, surely, this is a faq, but I could not find it in the docs:

How can I get from ODE, the force that acts upon a body?
dBodyGetForce() is not usable, and I've found this in the archive:


But the suggested feedback mechanism is linked to a specific
joint. I want the overall force, regardless of which joint was
responsable for it. (E.g: gravity forces are also present, yet
not linked to joints).

Also, I found this thread:
But that one is very confusing....
surely what happens here, is calculating acceleration, not



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