Sunday, June 3, 2007

wrapping up Movement 114, for now anyway

I know I said I was going to make a hi-def animation, but decided not to. The movement starts off great, but then kind of craps out. The pinion just can't push the rack back and slips past instead. I am moving on to Ferguson's orrery, but may revisit Movement 114 in the future. My ability to build different pinions, like a full diamondoid one, is expanding, and perhaps in the future I'll build the kind it would take to make this work.

The full simulation of a 16,000+ atom part at 8000 frames/100 steps took just over 180 hours on an average off the shelf computer.

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