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#131 User is offline   darwins 

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:58 PM

Not doing well at visualising your steam pipes this morning. Have you tried naming them as bogies (or as children of a virtual bogie)?

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:21 AM

View Postdarwins, on 25 February 2021 - 09:58 PM, said:

Not doing well at visualising your steam pipes this morning. Have you tried naming them as bogies (or as children of a virtual bogie)?

Keep in mind that I have not yet exported the model for use in the game yet.
I've added cylinders and the jointed pipes to help better illustrate the movement of the pipes (in red) relative to the cylinders (in green). Here is what it would look like on straight track:
Attached Image: articpipe_straight.jpg
And here's what it should look like when I slightly rotate the pivot point for the front chassis ("BOGIE1") to simulate the engine going around a curve:
Attached Image: articpipe_curve.jpg
So when the front chassis pivots, the front halves of the steam pipes "point toward" the cylinders (parented to the front chassis).

Does this clarify what I mean?

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