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 #7562  by dsturrock
 Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:05 am
People often want to model two or more vehicles or entities moving together. There are a few components to this:
1) Seizing the resource appropriately - can be done in processes, but often best done within the vehicle object to make the modeling easier. Here, a vehicle has 4 properties added to support use of an operator.
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2) Animating them moving together - the picture below shows use of a second queue animated on the custom vehicle.
3) In some cases, you also need the "driver" to be shown moving. The Attached Animation Speed illustrated below, accomplishes that.
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I have attached a model that uses a custom vehicle object to model a wheelchair which is "driven" (pushed) by a person to pick up a patient.
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You could use the same approch, possibly with just animation changes, to model something like a truck or forklift that requires a driver.
 #7572  by jzhou
 Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:12 pm
awesome!