I've been trying to construct a machine that places glue along a path. Check out the animation and you'll understand what I'm saying
Check out the top view as you're playing the animation. You'll see that it doesn't fully follow the path, I want it to adjust heightwise as well (both X and Y) to make it look as real as possible.
I see... so you have to turn the part "Adaptive" to change dimension across the path.
Now, which part do you want to be "adaptive"? all the arm, or only the peak?
What animation? I just see an assembly file/associated parts.
Where is the rest of this "glue machine"
Is there a specific constraint we are supposed to drive?
Maybe you should look into transitional constraints.
I find you will always get better responses if you clearly state your question/problems instead of just saying "hey look at this"
Most of us don't have time to try to work through someone elses thought process to extract the information that should have been provided originally.
Assuming you are a student why don't you ask your teacher? Or has the education system fallen completely apart.
I took a look at the assembly when you posted it and didn't see enough information to answer the question.
I don't have the assembly any more (I would have to download it again) so I do not have the names of the original parts to reference, but...
As I recall there was a pivoting arm with a nozzle at the end that dispenses the glue. Is that an accurate description of the intended operation?
I suspected that you also wanted that "pivoting arm" to translate (move in a straight line) to keep the distance of the nozzle constant distance from the target. Is that an accurate description of the intended operation?
But since the problem isn't well described - another option I saw was that the "pivoting arm" not translate an only keep it's current revolution degree of freedom, and instead, the nozzle extend/contract from the "pivoting arm" to maintain constant distance from the target.
So you see, based on the (limited) information given - there are multiple possible solutions to unknown problems.
Do you have a picture or url of a similar machine or additional information on the true design intent?
Thank you for the replies, I appreciate it. I agree, I should have given a more complex description of what I want of my assembly.
First of all, forget that I ever mentioned that this was a glue machine and imagine yourselves that all I want is for bottom end of the arm to follow a certain path meanwhile the other (top end) remains in Its "X direction". I don't know, maybe I'm totally lost, this assembly is afterall created of out the blue without any sort of support from Youtube etc. I've tried using Flexible and Adaptive but none of them have shown any improvements.
And no, I believe that I'm more experienced than my teacher....which is quite sad.
"Try to look that up on Youtube. You can recieve lots of information there"
However, I hope that this explanation was more helpful.