Hey all -
What would be the best way to rig an articulated vehicle such as a semi pulling a trailer, so that the entire thing could be animated along a path yet have the trailer "trail" correctly behind the cab?
Would I set up a short IK chain from the hitch to the end of the trailer, parent the trailer to it, then add a sticky handle at the end of the chain? I thought this would work, but can't get it to happen. The semi is attached to a path curve, "trailer skeleton" is parented to the cab...and the whole rig is orienting itself to the path curve, meaning that the trailer's wheels are skidding all over the place.
This should be easy, but I'm bashing my head here....