[ODE] degrees of freedom in a slider

Jon Watte (ODE) hplus-ode at mindcontrol.org
Wed Aug 30 09:52:41 MST 2006

A hinge will not overflow if you don't use stops. It's the right 
solution for a rotating office chair (or, for that matter, for wheels on 
an axle).


          / h+

David Walters wrote:
>> I created a new joint which I call "Rotoide prismatic"  but the rotation
>> axis is perpendical to the axis of the  slider.
> Would this be appropriate for creating a rotation joint as you would
> find in a office chair, i.e rotation around the vertical only, with no
> movement - if not, I'm wondering, how would you do that?  I was
> thinking a hinge with no stops, but would that not overflow/break if
> it span too far in one direction?
> Looking forward to your patch.

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