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Move an object in a circular trajectory

Aug 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Hi, I'm new to sliverlight and farseer.

Reading the manual I cant figure out what kind of joint I can use to make an object (lets say a space-ship) orbit a center point (or another object) and allways face to the center.

This space-ship will be controlled by the input, so:

What kind of joint (or spring) i must use and what kind of Impulse (force, impulse or torque) i must aply to the object to obtaint he circular movement?

Thanks in advance.

Aug 14, 2010 at 7:04 AM
Edited Aug 14, 2010 at 7:05 AM
Technically you could do it many ways. FP3 has a gravity controller which you could use. If you set the world gravity to zero, you could then set the gravity controller and then use impulses or forces to move you through space. You could also try and do it the way you just described using some sort of joint. You best bet is to pick one idea and try it out.