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ruud
03-03-2003, 12:22 PM
http://www.nutcase.nl/~ruut/Schematic_LOW.jpg

I need to animate (automate / simulate) a machine like the image above. The problem is quite simple I guess.. You have all those seperate grabbers and they need to move along the track in a loop.. Like a caterpillar track you know?

There are a lot people who have done this before... and I just want to know the trick.. :)

Greetz and thanks in advance!!

Ruuterdetuutert

hrgiger
03-03-2003, 12:40 PM
I haven't done anything like that before but could you maybe have the grabbers travel along a motion path, the shape of the belt and then parent the motion path to whatever vehicle it goes on?

Max Wolf
03-03-2003, 12:44 PM
i saw somewhere where they used bones
it might of ben on 3dlinks. com
or 3dcade.com
if it is not there i do not rember then

Max Wolf
03-03-2003, 02:26 PM
http://www.flay.com/text/tanktreads.htm



there you go:D

ruud
03-04-2003, 09:17 AM
Thank you! you are my hero!

Greetz!!

Ruuterdetuut...

Max Wolf
03-04-2003, 12:07 PM
[COLOR=redwhen you get done show us how it looks[/COLOR]

ruud
03-04-2003, 03:13 PM
deal!