Re: [jit.phys] Newton's Cradle example

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May 1, 2013 | 9:04 am

Hi Rob,

thanks again for your suggestion. I implemented the "locking the middle hinges" and right now, it gives funny results. But I guess it can be tuned. (I have not implemented the hack with passing the impulse to the opposite ball) yet.

Alternatively, I made an option that for every collision
* the hitting sphere is A
* the hit sphere is B
- passes on the velocity of A to B
- places A at its resting position
- sets A’s velocity to zero.

This looks a bit jumpy but it is rather realistic. Is there a way to naturally move the sphere to its resting position rather than just ‘teleporting’ it there?

Both options are in the updated patch, in case someone’s curious….

Cheers and thanks!