Tank Tracks fall off when turning

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cineline
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Tank Tracks fall off when turning

Post by cineline » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:47 pm

Hello Everybody, i used the search but could not find any solution.
I rigged my Tank, set it all up when i record it all works perfectly. But as soon as i pres the LEFT or RIGHT key to Turn my tank the tracks fall off and rigle into a ball.
all the other things work fine but as soon as i try to turn the tank.

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Hope anyone has an idea to help me.
greetings and many thanks from Switzerland.

Simon

cineline
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Re: Tank Tracks fall off when turning

Post by cineline » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 am

Hi Guys ive been trying for days now to get it to work. been trying every possible solution.
the tracks keep falling off every time!

Ive even tried with just 2 wheels joined to the crawler wheels and the track still keeps coming off.

im realy out of options and ideas from my side.
any help please :)

Patrik Martin
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Re: Tank Tracks fall off when turning

Post by Patrik Martin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:16 am

Hi Simon,

The main reason as I see it is that you have the same size on your wheels of the crawler/extrawheels as the wheels of the CrawlerTracks. You need also to remember to make the parts of the CrawlerTracks to children of the Crawler Extended.

As for example in the picture below you would make the Crawler Extended/ExtraWheels touch the ground which would make them larger than the tank wheels (the non-wireframe wheel). The CrawlerTracks' bogie wheels would be the same size as the wheels of the tank. The distance between the two should be more then the height of the Template Step. If you make the distance smaller the track would most likely get stuck or flip out.
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Hopefully this helped you out a bit and by the way I am working on making a tank tutorial to make it a bit easier to understand the rigging process.

Patrik
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cineline
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Re: Tank Tracks fall off when turning

Post by cineline » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:26 pm

Hey Patrik
finaly it works! :D Thank you verry much. i forgot to make the Frame from the tracks a child of the crawler :roll:
and voila it works. Superb many thanks for your reply.

greetings Simon

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