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how to make a slanted surface take you up

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:31 pm
by big_daddy2
hi all i am making this sprial ramp that leads up to the top, but one problem is when i try to make a physics driver for it, it just sticks me in the single spot, i was wondering what i need to do for it to take me up, i have included the physics i am using and some pictures

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Re: how to make a slanted surface take you up

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:56 pm
by khazhyk
lower the angular speed. (lowering the vertical wouldn't be bad either)

Re: how to make a slanted surface take you up

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 2:25 am
by flying_popcorn
You just have to fiddle around with the "linear" values to get it to bounce you up just the right amount.

Make sure you have _noClimb set to 0.

Also make sure that you do NOT have a bottom face on the escalator, (a face opposite the escalator). This took me weeks to figure out for my elevators and escalators map. It makes the escalator not work at all.

Attached is an escalator example I found in my bzflag folder. Not sure what it's got, but you may find it useful.

Re: how to make a slanted surface take you up

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:46 pm
by big_daddy2
well i was looking forward to a bottom on it :( but what if i made another mesh object and did all the reverse sides? would it still fail?

Re: how to make a slanted surface take you up

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:28 pm
by flying_popcorn
Just make the bottom faces .01 units beneath the top faces. That's how I got it to work.