[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: Auto detect Glue strength?

Alex Stephan Alex.Stephan at thomson.net
Thu Aug 24 11:56:50 EDT 2006


With all these dynamic simulation tools becoming more powerful, it can
also be a curse.
I wonder sometimes if we waste too much time changing values and hitting
play again. still not getting what we want. And then go back to animate
the whole thing with expressions.



On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 08:42 +0100, Peter Bowmar wrote:
> Hi Dave,
>      Well, right now, that heuristic is "try a new number then press
> play and see what happens" which isn't the fastest algorithm, but it's
> pretty reliable in the end... :)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Peter B
> 
> On 23/08/06, Johnson, Dave (Space Technology) <dave.johnson at ngc.com> wrote:
> > I suppose that after you've done all the trials and errors, you'll be able to come up with the heuristic for the rest of us!
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of Peter Bowmar
> > Sent: Tue 8/22/2006 5:19 AM
> > To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> > Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: Auto detect Glue strength?
> >
> > `crickets chirp`
> >
> > On 20/08/06, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >     Does anyone have a relatively painless way to calculate the glue
> > > strength required to hold an RBD object together so that it will not
> > > collapse sitting on a GROUND plane with gravity, but will break apart
> > > easily if something else hits it? Right now it's pretty much trial and
> > > error which sucks when it takes minutes/hours to calc the sim...
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Peter B
> > >
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