Thought I’d dive in and have a go at this weeks challenge.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done any animating…been working in the game engine for the most part, so I’ve decided to keep it simple. Here’s a screenshot and link to an early animation of my progress so far.
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I plan to have a few camera angles, this is just a full scene test. I should be able to loop it too, with one dude swinging back as another gets shot over top.
I used the Game Engine to get the center of mass position. I played out a scene of the cannon shooting a sphere into a trampoline(100 restitution plane), then had it roll along the inside of a partial tube for the swing.
I’ll post a link to the topic that I got the screenshot script from, made it really nice to plot out the position every 5 frames
Here’s the topic that I got the Script from
Scroll down to one of z3ro d’s posts. He has a demo file link’d.