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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Friday, 26 April 2019

GEARS AND SHEEP.

Today started off wet and cold and it was a sheep checking day. I set off to count them in a lull in the rain. It didn't last long, I was soon soaked, these are good sheep, they come to greet one and hence are quickly counted. Twenty one there were and that is the number there are supposed to be. All sound of hoof and not one caught in the fencing. Great.


Very friendly and well behaved sheep which is more than can be said for the gears.
I must be missing a trick somewhere but I have tried dozens of things to make Blenders rigid body physics behave. I'll give it a rest for a day. I do like the look of the gear profiles from OTVINTA. They look like proper gears. 
Here is a short video showing the extent of the foul up.
Not to worry. Have a good weekend.

6 comments:

  1. It's almost as if the shaft / axis for the left hand gear has a hidden formula for its position or inclination instead of being locked in one position in space.

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    1. John, I am doing nothing this afternoon so will go through everything. I suspect I have an empty the wrong way round as they are XYZ sensitive. It could be I have an origin somewhere silly. OTVINTA only provide the profiles so it's not them and anyway their model works. I'll sort it.

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  2. Very strange behaviour, Adrian - the gears, not the sheep! I hope you manage to get it sorted, but I suspect that battling the problems is a major part of the fun for you?

    There seems to be a good mix of breeds in those sheep. They're rather cute!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, it's behaviour is a mystery, not unexpected but strange as I can find nothing wrong so far. I'll keep plugging away as I am getting quicker with this 3d malarkey.
      These sheep are pets. Much easier to check than normal sheep.

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  3. Nice to hear that the sheep were all accounted for.

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    1. Lynda, I suspect they are quite old but they are easy to manage. I must get some pictures of another strange local flock. Alpacas and sheep plus two Shetland ponies.

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