Join Joel Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video How the Hinge constraint works, part of Blender: Creating Rigid Body Simulations (2013).
Although the fix constraint works brilliantly as a means…of locking two objects together in a rigid system, there…will obviously be times when we need to have…a little more freedom, particularly more in the rotation department.…If we need to create our oft mentioned door on its hinges…or a propeller on its driveshaft or even a wheel on its axle.…And we will need to make use of the…hinge constraint that we will look at setting up here.…Before we make a start at using it though, we first…need to walk you through the setup of our scene so…you can get an idea of the work you might be doing.…
The first thing we need to know, if just scroll the…timeline, is that we have two sets of key frame animation occurring.…One is the slow pan we see on our camera.…And the other is on the three box object that…we see moving along side just behind our little track here.…If I just select those objects, you can see where we check…over in the Physics panel that the two boxes sitting in…either end have already been set up as passive rigid bodies.…
- Setting up objects for simulation
- Setting up the physics world
- Choosing a collision type
- Applying a collision shape
- Creating an animated rigid body
- Baking to keyframes
- Working with the mesh collision shape
- Adding a force field to the mix
- Understanding constraints
- Creating fracture patterns
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Creating a Basic Rigid Body Simulation
2. Taking Rigid Bodies a Step Further
3. Rigid Body Constraints
4. Fracture Effects in Blender
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