Using constraints to limit object movement


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Using constraints to limit object movement

Constraints can be applied to simulated objects to restrict or limit their movement, and in Reactor there are quite a few different methods that you can choose from in order to create those restrictions in the way things move. You'll find constraints that act like springs and hinges, even a style that allows one object to be constrained down to another. Using a file named Constraints, let's take a look at two constraint types in particular. The scene we're using consist of a metal pole, a wooden plank that will swing back and forth, a weight on the left- hand side of the plank that will be used to influence the plank's motion, and a cube hanging over the right-hand side of the plank that will drop down in our scene to initiate the movement.

Now, in order to pull things off here, we're going to be using two different kinds of constraints: one called a hinge constraint that we'll use to have the wooden plank rotate or pivot in relation to the metal pole, and anoth...

Using constraints to limit object movement
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Using constraints to limit object movement 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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