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Swinging/Moving platforms

Postby Gernot » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:57 am

Hi,

I'm trying to create platforms that have a straight path which they will follow up/down or left/right.
How would I move such an object? The problem is: What if other objects block the movement? Has anyone ever done that, yet?

I'm asking because of my game "CogWork", which should be something like "Little Big Planet".
See what I need:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz0p1L52oEI
From time 4:50 to 5:10
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Re: Swinging/Moving platforms

Postby Yezide » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:56 am

Simple solution is to use static (mass=0) bodies and then setting position and velocity directly.

Harder solution is to use joints and then using spring and/or pid controller to control the movement.
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