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Animating a Geneva Mechanism using Basic Motion?

Question asked by 1-LDX4KK on Oct 1, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2010 by Deepak Gupta

Firstly, acknowledgements goes to Mr. Deepak for creating the Geneva Mechanism sample attached here.

 

I have also done a similar Geneva mechanism a few months back. Now the problem is animating it without the human (us) actually using a mouse to manually drag and do a screen capture, i.e. via physical dynamics then record the movements. The video file in the attachment was done this way.

 

I wish to bring up this problem again, because we still couldn't find a solution to animate it automatically, other than the physical dynamics and manual drag method. Using Basic Motion with 3D contact comes to mind. However, after trying to add a 3D contact to the Geneva mechanism and the driving cam, it does not work properly.

 

We are using version 2009.

 

Can anyone help to solve the problem? Or it is unsolvable?

 

Many thanks!

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