Joint Stress

Nov 18, 2007 at 2:21 AM
Is it possible to measure the amount of stress on a joint? It would be quite useful in building and fighting games.

On a similar note, could we use the 'previousLinearVelocity' and 'previousAngularVelocity' variables to determine the velocities of the previous frame, or are these updated multiple times within the frame?
Coordinator
Nov 18, 2007 at 2:10 PM
JointError is a measurement of joint stress. It is the amount the Joint is past it's limits. I use this to determine joint breakage.

I'm not sure on your other question... don't have time to look at the code right now.. I think you can use them, though.
Nov 19, 2007 at 5:21 PM
Whoops. I was using JointError, but I mixed up Math.Max/Min in my code. JointError works fine. I still have to test the 'previous...' variables.

How does AngleSpring SpringError work exactly? Is it just the distance from the target angle in radians?
Coordinator
Nov 19, 2007 at 5:38 PM
Yes, if I remember correctly that is all it is.