More physics comments/discussions

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More physics comments/discussions

Postby MadConan on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:16 am

I thought I'd try to make a clock-like mechanism, but when I tried to create a pendulum, I noticed the dampening is ridiculously high, so the oscillations stop rather abruptly. Is this just "air friction" programmed in? This surprised me since I also have noticed there is no rolling friction in the FC engine.

Here are some basic swinging figures that seem to stop very quickly.

Any thoughts on changing the parameters in future releases?
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Re: More physics comments/discussions

Postby Twilightzero on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:21 am

I'm guessing that's less air friction and more linkage friction.
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Re: More physics comments/discussions

Postby weasel on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:22 pm

Yeah I think it's a lack of WD-40 on the joints that is behind this effect. I'll put it on the "consider it" list for Pacifist.
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