Controlling the accuracy of your simulations


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Controlling the accuracy of your simulations

Creating a simulation that looks both believable and realistic is obviously of primary concern. In order to assist you in making that happen, Reactor has a series of settings that you can adjust to fine-tune a simulation's accuracy. When Reactor calculates a simulation, it works its magic by moving each object in small steps. The smaller the step, the more accurate the simulation. If when running a sim, you end up with strange little artifacts or abnormalities with the way things move in your scene or interact, you can adjust the number of what are called calculation substeps.

The number of substeps that a calculation uses basically is the number of times per keyframe that Reactor will look at, or evaluate, the scene in doing whatever is necessary to create its animation. The more times Reactor addresses what needs to be calculated, the more likely the simulation will turn out looking accurate. The substeps setting is found under the Preview & Animation tab, in the Command panel...

Controlling the accuracy of your simulations
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Controlling the accuracy of your simulations provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Steve Nelle as part of the Getting Started with Reactor in 3ds Max

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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