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pbrock
06-14-2006, 06:43 PM
I am looking for some advice. I have an animation that i am creating that will make a full engine work, based on the rotation of a single dummy. I have the Rods, Pistons, Crank, and Gears working so far. I have run into a little bit of a stumper.

I am trying to get the Cam followers to ride along the cam. Attached is a picture of the cam lobe profile spline and the follower. As the cam rotates, the lobe will cause the follower to rise up then back down.

I have to animate several different engines, all with different sized pieces. Therefore, I would like to drive everthing off of expressions, links and or scripts. All I would need to do is change out the constants. Keyframe animating would be too time consuming.

Any help would be appreciated.

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