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Soft Pin

When you want a rigid to be at an approximate place at an approximate time, whilst still respecting the laws of physics including contacts and gravity, use a Soft Pin.


Usage

From the Ragdoll menu, select the Soft Pin option in the Control sub-menu.

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Multiple Pins

Any rigid can be influenced by more than one soft pin.


Translation

Guide just the translation of one rigid, in worldspace.

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Rotation

Guide just the rotation of one rigid, in worldspace.

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Stiffness

The amount of stiffness is how springy something is. A slinky has a low stiffness, whereas the damping on a car has a high stiffness.

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Damping

The amount of damping represents a resistance to change. Wherever a guide says it should go, damping tells it the opposite.

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Limitations

What can't you do with Soft Pin?

  • These cannot currently be exported, they are primarily intended for use interactively by the animator

Last update: 2021-08-22