attached to this posting there is a blend file, to which I reference here.
I will use the names of the objects in that file here. The display of the names of the relevant parts is activated in that file
The whole thing is part of machinery - a mechanical setup to move a tool around, which still needs to be modeled. I always try to animate as few parts as possible by hand and to automate the movement of the
rest of the part via armatures, parenting, constraints etc.
50% of the setup I already get working…but now I got stuck.
Description of the mechanics.
I want to animate two part only: The Slider and the Target (an Empty, shown as a sphere)
When moving the Target, the rails should follow (already working).
Additionally, the Holder should follow the Target by moving in the Rail, so that the mechanical “arrangement” (sorry, I am no native speaker…) between Target and Holder should remain the same (think of the Target as the tip of a drill and the drilling machine is welded the Rotator.
The Rotator should rotate along its Z-axis when the Target rotates.
With this not working part I got stuck with and which gives me a fair part of headaches…
The whole setup should work at all rotational angles of Axis1 and Axis2.
I would really appreciate, if someone could help me with this setup …
Thank you very much in advance for any help!
As a new member I am not allowed to upload files. The referenced file is her: