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Rubix Cube
show user profile  Knights
how would u rig and animate a triangle rubix cube

The new face of G8 Tri

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6/4/2010 10:57:12 PM (last edit: 6/4/2010 11:03:52 PM)
show user profile  marktsang
doesnt look like you can - the triangles will need to be equilateral so that they can rotate and still fit, doesnt look like they are.

you would rig this the same a ordinary rubix cube - i used volume testing to see which row or column each segment is on and used link constraint to link them to follow that row/column
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6/4/2010 11:16:11 PM (last edit: 6/4/2010 11:16:11 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Whats you talking about? Looks equilateral.
And if he made it as a 3 sided geosphere like i told him, it must be. :P

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6/4/2010 11:58:15 PM (last edit: 6/4/2010 11:58:15 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
try if it works the same as with a normal rubik's cube,
all parts with a mutual center point:

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6/5/2010 12:33:41 AM (last edit: 6/5/2010 12:33:41 AM)
show user profile  Knights
horizon i made it the way u told be and its perfect, im bout to try what killer bee told me and try to rig it somehow
The new face of G8 Tri

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6/5/2010 3:12:12 AM (last edit: 6/5/2010 3:12:12 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Nice render too
The stupid cheap letters ruin it though

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6/5/2010 4:04:25 AM (last edit: 6/5/2010 4:04:25 AM)
show user profile  Garp

Make sure that all the parts have their pivot in the same location than the circles and that they all have a tcb controller and you're good to go.

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6/5/2010 8:36:37 AM (last edit: 6/5/2010 8:36:37 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
very impressive....
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6/5/2010 6:19:20 PM (last edit: 6/5/2010 6:19:20 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Clever, Garp.
You could add an angle snap of 120 so it snaps where it should.

Will this work for animation? I mean will it remember all the rotations when you key it or will it just pick the closest path for each piece, since the pivots and axis change constantly etc

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6/5/2010 6:29:01 PM (last edit: 6/5/2010 6:29:01 PM)
show user profile  Garp
All objects in the scene have their pivot at [0,0,0] and the moving parts have a TCB rotation controller, like in the video kb linked to. I made a couple of tries and they animated fine.

Yeah, snaping at 120° is the idea. I kept a small value hoping the rotation would show in the video, which it didn't since Jing seems to capture only 1 or 2 frames per second! My computer is dying...

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6/5/2010 6:53:46 PM (last edit: 6/5/2010 6:53:46 PM)
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