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p0per
05-11-2007, 07:18 AM
I want to animate a cylinder going straight up but as it's doing this, have external pieces fall off of it. I was trying to do this with dynamics in Layout to get this to look real but after playing with it for awhile i couldn't get it to do what I wanted. I want the cylinder to go up for about 40 frames and then have stuff start falling off at this point. How I imagine this in my head looks similiar to the stuff falling off the space shuttle before it's launch but in this case the shuttle could be moving.

Dodgy
05-11-2007, 07:36 AM
You need to have a collision object which goes along your cylinder passing through the objects as you want them to fall off. Set the HardFX>Collision>StartByCollision and as the collision object goes through the bits, they should start to fall.

p0per
05-14-2007, 08:38 AM
That worked really well. Thanks, that was the trick I was looking for.:thumbsup:

Dodgy
05-14-2007, 08:48 AM
No problem :)