Introduction to jit.phys, Part 2

In our second in-depth Jitter Physics tutorial video you will learn how to access the collisions of a physics world to use elsewhere, use forces to move bodies around, connect bodies and control motion with various constraints, and optimize the simulation timing of the physics world.

October 15, 2012 | 12:07 pm

It was pointed out that there is something confusing happening at 1:50.

Because of the multiply object attached to the mass number box, changing the mass of the body changes the force of the ghost, so that the force acts like gravity. However, you never get to see this behavior because clicking the large message box resets the force back to its original value, so that the more massive body moves more slowly in reaction to the same force, which is correct. I probably should have deleted the multiply object before shooting the tutorial.

September 9, 2015 | 3:28 am

Hi Les, this is great thank you. I am having some problems trying to move objects using the leap motion. I would love to interact with a phys.body but somehow the hands do not interact with the body. (please see screen shot).
Please let me know if you know a solution to this, what I am doing wrong. thank you.

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September 9, 2015 | 4:10 am

it seems your hand is not part of jit.phys world

September 9, 2015 | 4:34 am

Hi @Vichug, yes they are..
Could it be: The hands are drawn with which render a gl. visualisation of the incoming data from the leap.They are not a phys.body them selves, therefore they cannot collide with anything??

September 9, 2015 | 9:49 am

it’s impossible for us to tell from a partial screenshot, so post your patch if you want help.
from the screenshot it looks like you don’t have a object in your patch.

September 10, 2015 | 2:28 am

@Rob, sorry about that. please find attached the patch.
The folder includes the leapmotion object too ( ).

Please let me know if you could help. Thank you

September 10, 2015 | 10:52 am

as vichug says, your hand is not part of the

you need to create phys.bodies for each part of your hand that you want to interact with the they should be @kinematic 1, and easiest is probably to simply create phys.body sphere’s for each blue sphere of your hand, and update their position with the position you give to each blue sphere.

September 10, 2015 | 2:42 pm

Hello Rob, thank you for the reply. Yes I did work that out today.. I tried with one sphere and worked..
I did some research on the kinematic attribute too. thanx so much.

September 10, 2015 | 6:38 pm

Can you post the final patch?

September 11, 2015 | 5:03 am

Hi SPA, yes def I will. I doing a BA project duwe in December, once is done I share it here. Thank you guys. btw Rob tip worked great ..thank you all

October 5, 2015 | 6:44 am

Hello guys, I hope you are well.

Quick update re leap + Oculus:
The patch is working..i am testing as we speak. wanted to report few problems:

To fully render both hands, I ended up creating ’42’ individaual jit.phys objects (pleas tell me i am wrong).
This is creating fps drops.

I believe i should be able to create multiple phys object via the jit.phys.multiple.. but I have no idea how to send the leap positions (x y x for each ) to the the jit.phys.multiple.
I was thinking.. maybe if I use the jit.phys.multiple instead of individual ones should reduce fps drops and errors.

Please advice me on this, I have attached the patch so you can have a look.

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