First what I am trying to do is I would like to apply four
linear dashpots, one for each wheel and 4 angular dahspots, one for
each wheel. However, I can not even get the linear dashpots to
work. However, my first problem I resolved so far was that I was
ising the wrong type of simulation geometry for the chassis which
was why my wheels where interpenetrating wtih the chassis, so I was
able to fix that.
Now I understand that Max is a little different then with
Plasma, but as far as linear dashpots go, I would think they would
be the same with any program that uses the havok linear dashpots.
So what I am generally asking is for help on is linear dashpots.
1. I wanted to know does it make a difference if chassis is
connected bodyA along with the wheel being connected to BodyB as
opposed to if the wheel is connected to BodyA and the chassis is
connected to BodyB?
2. Once the dashpots are connected corecctly, where should
BodyA be postioned and BodyB be positioned?
3. How much strength and damping should be applied to each of
the linear dashpots?
I ask the questions because even after reading the hovak
docs, and a website from intel, I still can't get my wheels to stop
collapsing. I tried changing the strength, the damping, their
positions, the direction of what gets connected to BodyA, and what
gets connted to BodyB, but still no luck.
[quote] I dont think you can make a Linear Dashpot only
rotate one axis
It is going to extend like a rubber band tied to an
I know I linear dashpots do not rotate, and that is not what
I am looking for. What I am looking for is to see if I could use
the dashpots the wau you are suppose to connect them. From what I
was told, you are suppose to use 4 linear dashspots and 4 angular
dashpots. Now what I was trying to explain is what I have done so
far, which is hust connecting the linear dashpots. Once I connected
the linear dashpots, I then wanted to do a preview to see my end
results, which I expected the chassis to stay stable ont top of the
wheels and for the wheels to stay connected to the chassis.
However, when I did the preview, my wheels would collapse as you
can see in this picture....