[ODE] Balancing a bike

Bram Stolk bram at sara.nl
Wed Jan 10 07:32:08 MST 2007

James Steele wrote:
> I'm in the middle of trying to implement the dynamics required for a 
> motorcycle and currently, am working on ways to balance the bike also 
> cause it to lean into a turn.

Shouldn't the balancing come automatically?
As long as you do not use the --disable-gyroscopic configure flag,
gyroscopic forces should keep it upright. Just make sure you have
reasonable mass in the wheels.

Leaning in the corners would be much easier if there was a
torus primitive that you could use for colliding with ground.
Is anyone up for implementing torus-vs-plane ?


Bram Stolk, VR Engineer SARA, Amsterdam.   tel +31 20 592 3000

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