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    Animation / physics

    Let me start with an example:

    2 balls on a hard surface. One ball rolls and strikes the other before rolling to a stop.

    Does LW have a way of managing the physics of this kind of thing as well as automating the rolling of the balls? I can hand key this but it would be nice if there was a better way.

    If there is, just point me in the right direction in the docs or online.

    Thanks!

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    This is possible with HardFX dynamics or ClothFX. HardFX if you want hard balls and ClothFX if you want soft balls.

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    Thanks, Ztreem - I'll have a look at the Hard Body Dynamics section of the manual

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    If you find the manual sadly lacking on this topic (as I do!) there's a whole chapter on dynamics, beginning with Hard Body Dynamics, in Dan Ablan's "Inside Lightwave 9." Tutorials too. Thanks be to Dan!!!

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