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Old 01-30-2013, 06:49 AM   #1
Cyberdodel
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Stefan Heller
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Lightbulb Dynamics and Animation

Hello,

I can only find rigid body in the blender game engine - managed to render it to a keyframe animation and have it in the timeline.

But what if i want rigid bodies to react to key-frame-animation? For example I would like to rotate the ground (simple plane) around the x- or y-axis. As a result I would like towers standing an the shaking ground (that consist of rigid bodies) to fall apart. But it's only an example, I am looking for a general solution to mix dynamics and keyframe animation. An other example could by multiple rotating cylinders working as a conveyor belt.

I am wondering why there isn't a rigid body function in the dynamics tabs outside the game-engine. Or is it still in development or am I missing something?

Thank you. (Sorry english is not my native language )
 
Old 01-30-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
Cyberdodel
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ok found something, maybe a work around to bring keyframe animation into the game engine:
http://blenderartists.org/forum/sho...-in-Game-Engine
But I would like the other way round.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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Hi Cyberdodel,
The current release of Blender (2.65) doesn't support rigid bodies but, by happy coincidence, it'sscheduled to be included in the next release (2.66). Documentation, including a video guide, can be viewed here.

Blender updates are currently released every 2 months (give or take a week) and the next release is due in about 3 weeks (Blenders update cycle is described here - we're about to go into the 3rd phase prior to 2.66's release). Pre-release builds can be downloaded from here but be warned, they may contain bugs and so might crash or otherwise behave unexpectedly.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thumbs up

oh good news
Then I will wait and keep learning the other features...
Thnak you!
 
Old 02-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Blender 2.6 is out: http://www.blender.org/development/...gs/blender-266/

Rigid Body dynamics included! Keep in mind this is the first release supporting it though, I'd expect refinements in the versions to come.
 
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