Most efficient joint?

Feb 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Hello,

I've been doing a little bit of exploring into optimization. I was wondering if anyone on this forum

new what is possibly the joint that is the least "expensive" to use.

 

I find this in an interesting topic, because when constructing a ragdoll, for instance, it may make sense

to perhaps use a revolute joint because they would seem to be the least expensive, but using them makes

collisions more likely than say a pin-joint that keeps the anchors away from each other. So, now you have

the question, 'when does adding arbiters give me diminishing returns in performance?'

 

I am just curious to know if anyone knew any information on the topic.

Thanks =)