View Full Version : Help: rubik cube animation

01-04-2005, 01:54 PM
Does anyone know how to animate rubik cube? I have tried morphs, it did not work. Then I tried bones with weight maps and again its not working. Here is the cube model so if anyone know sollution to this, please help

http://www.lwg3d.com/upload/support/2005/01/04-870904.lwo]rubik\'s cube.lwo

01-04-2005, 02:31 PM
Hi !

I can't download file (isn't working and IE eports some crazy errorr) so try to upload to NTs forum.

But on other side what is the problem ? You know how it works in real life (all end cubes can be rotated in various axis, middle end go only in two was and 6 center colors actually don't rotate in any direction :).

Sure it won't be easy task but it can be done if you properly set cubes (i'd make each part as separated layer with centered pivot for each layer). Real thing also isn't easy to manage ;). MY personal record is 2m 5sec for completing whole cube but usually 2,5-3 minutes ;).

01-05-2005, 11:53 AM
go here
click 04-870904.lwo

I never could solve that d a m n thing

Animating that is pretty complicated. You can't parent a row to a null because the rows change. I'd plan out the sequence in advance. Let's say 5 turns to solve:

I'd make 6 separate objects, one for each stage (Rubik001, Rubik002, etc).
5 separate scenes, each picking up where the one before left off, with the next object.
Have the row that turns in each stage be a separate layer so you can rotate it and the rest of the cube stays put.

Pain in the a s s. Good luck and have fun.