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RudySchneider
01-21-2007, 09:48 PM
Greetings, all...
I downloaded Kurtis Harris's tutorial, Setting Up a Hydraulic Cylinder, from http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/newsletters/v2-n3/index.html , which was simple and straightforward. However, I'm having problems applying the same principal to a swingarm/cylinder combination, and haven't the vaguest idea why. Here's a quick FLASH video showing my nemesis:

www.rudyschneider.com/TargetTrack.htm

RudySchneider
01-22-2007, 03:53 PM
I'm not an advocate of bumping, but I really WOULD like to resolve this issue, folks.

RudySchneider
01-22-2007, 05:15 PM
In the words of Rosanne Rosannadana (for those of you old enough to remember one of the original Saturday Night Live characters), never mind.

It turns out I was using a follower modifier based on World coordinates for the lower assembly. Unticking the "After IK" check box seems to have done the trick.

Kurtis
01-23-2007, 09:24 AM
Rudy,

Sorry, I just now saw this thread. Glad to hear you got it figured out.

RudySchneider
01-23-2007, 09:31 AM
Not to worry, Kurtis. Many times, the lessons that stay with us the longest are those we discover ourselves.

BTW, thanks for the tut'.