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Old 17-09-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Why Does My Rollercoaster Flip ? (see My Scene)

Hi all,

I need help too fix a problem. I try to make a simple rollercoaster but the cars always flip on the curve. I've got the same problem either when i use motion path or ik spline.

It has something to do with the tangent of the curve.

See my scene http://sauge1.free.fr/test.mb

Of course with an ik spline you can use the "roll" attribute to fix the problem or the "twist" with motion path but i what i really wonder is if there is is a clean way to do it instead. A way with no flip to deal with.

This problem always occurs when you want to make a motion path or ik spline with an "extreme" curve and i've never been able to fix it and nobody yet could tell me how.

I know that i could use the pointOnSurface technique but it's not very handy for a rollercoaster for example. Moreover i'm sure there is a easiest way.


Thanks a lot for your help.
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