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Offline William

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« Posted 2003-02-26 18:09:34 »

I am trying to create a real-time animation of a bird that has wings with two joints whose angles change dynamicly (in other words, the flapping motion is not pre-calculated). Does anyone know of any simple physics model that can be used to create believable movement for the bird based on the way the wings flap?

This is for a nine-week project that I am doing with Java3D, JMF and some other technologies that I am sure are of interest to the people here. Any simplified bird flight physics models are welcome, even if they do not deal with jointed wings.
Offline Durandal

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-03-18 06:29:21 »

Not much, and probably not useful.....:
Offline William

Junior Devvie

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-03-23 11:34:35 »

Thanks, the articles are nice to have as inspiration now that I am going to have to design my own physics model.
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