View Full Version : animating a trailer

06-06-2006, 07:47 AM
I've got a scene where a forklift is pulling a trailer, it has to stop, back up, make a Y turn and pull off again. Just animating the forklift itself, with its turning back tires is a pain.

But getting the trailer to move correctly is proving really difficult just trying to do it by hand. I have the forklift as the "Target" of the trailer which helps a lot. But is there more I can do with the trailer to let the computer make it work correctly as I move the forklift? Not sure if IK would work forward and backward.

Robert N.

11-14-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm looking for the same kind of help except that i would settle for a simple tractor-trailer rig.

11-14-2006, 03:23 PM
I think there was was content files regarding this. If you have LW9 there is relativity and some content examples for download.

11-14-2006, 04:20 PM
Don't know if this is of help http://forums.newtek.com/discus/messages/2/31928.html