Previewing the simulation


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Previewing the simulation

With our Rigid Body Collection now as the official address for all of our scene objects that will be running through our simulation, we can now proceed with a preview to see how things are turning out. We'll do that using the Breaking Glass04 file that we saved up at the end of our last video. Before we run any previews, let's take a moment and talk about the options that we have as far as choosing a physics engine for our simulation. In our first chapter in the video on choosing the correct physics engine we established the fact that when running a rigid body simulation that either Havok simulation engine 1 or 3 was up for the task.

After doing little experimentation, I've concluded that for this particular project the Havok 1 engine is going to give us the most accurate and most reliable results. For that reason, even though the manuals will tell you that the newer Havok 3 engine is both faster and usually yields a more accurate simulation when running rigid bodies, we'...

Previewing the simulation
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Previewing the simulation 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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