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cartlamoon
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-01-2013

Constrain foot to pedal/put pedal in place?

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03-08-2013 03:57 AM
Hi everyody,

I have a character on a monocycle and what we did was constraining stuff to stuff which I didn't quite understand. Understanding it is not so important for now, it should work in the first place - but doesn't.

We
- pushed the pedals out of the monocycle structure in outliner
- constraint:smileytongue:oint the foot to the pedal
- constraint:smileytongue:oint the pedal to the wheel axis
- constraint:smileysurprised:rient the ankle joint to the pedal
- constraint:smileytongue:oint the ikHandle to the pedal.

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Now that we've pushed the pedal out of its place in the monocycle structure, I don't know what to do with it. When i place it where it was before it won't work properly. Perhaps I have to do further steps but this is all I got in class yesterday.

Can anybody tell me what to do next or how I can make this work?

Thanks

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cartlamoon
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-01-2013

Re: Constrain foot to pedal/put pedal in place?

03-08-2013 04:20 AM in reply to: cartlamoon
Let's say the constraints were set right (which I doubt...) - when I put the pedal back to the monocycle in outliner and turn the wheel, this is what happens:

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pened
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎08-19-2006

Re: Constrain foot to pedal/put pedal in place?

03-09-2013 02:13 AM in reply to: cartlamoon
Hi,
my name is Peter. I think you have bad connection between pedal and crank. It´s like on real bike. Your pedal never rotates 360 degres about his Z axel. Look at my attached scene. There is parent constraint between pedal and crank with forbiden rotation for pedal in constrain condition.
Dammit I can´t make attachment, I don´t know why.
You can download it from that link
www.pened.cz/modely/pedalScene_test.7z

btw: I just finished test with my character on that bike and it works corectly. I made point constraint between pedals and legs´ controls and it works very well.
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Steve_Curley
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Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Constrain foot to pedal/put pedal in place?

03-09-2013 04:18 AM in reply to: pened
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