Thursday 10 May 2012

Spinning Top

This spinning top animation demonstrates the new PoserPhysics2012 feature of being able to join two props together. The capsule is parented (in Poser) to the flattened square, so the simulator treats the 2 objects are 1. To start the spinning, 2 balls (with very high density) are launched from (invisible) cubes on either side of the top.

What is impressive about this simulation is that the simulator is keeping the Top upright (so is taking the gyro forces into account).

Ideally the top would slow down over time (due to wind resistance), which can be easily be done by increasing the friction of the capsule.

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