[ODE] Hinge based rope doesn't move
shalinor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 12:31:32 MST 2006
Hinges should be fine, but consider two things:
1.) You probably want a bal joint connecting it to the world - or two
hinge joints close to eachother.
2.) Alternative the DOF of the hinge joints per joint. Have one joint
bend about the x axis, the next about the z, the next about the x, etc
(assuming Y up).
On 8/23/06, Tim Sorrells <tsorrells at breakawayltd.com> wrote:
> I've been trying to create a rope and keep it fairly optimized by limiting
> the degrees of freedom. I first tried using hinges since all I really want
> is gravity to pull it down realistically. With just gravity acting on the
> simulation and one end attached to the world to pin it in place, the rope
> (which started horizontal) never moved at all. When I swapped out the
> hinges with universal joints it fell with gravity as expected. But to
> optimize it, I really only wanted one degree of freedom, so is there any way
> to get hinges to work in this situation? BTW, the rope is 15 bodies linked
> together in a line.
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