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Offline sanchofx1

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« Posted 2004-10-20 08:20:00 »

I guess I'v got a newbie question. I currently performing some very basic tests with javaode. (I'm planning to use it in my masther thesis project.) I have created a world with a plane and two bodies connected with a hinge joint.
Everything works really nice, so far, but I don't get collision detection for the two connected bodies working. I'm doing collision like in the javaode demo:

inside the "step" function it looks like this:

       // Read & modify contact information

       // Add all contacts to contact jointGroup

private void iterateContacts(){
       int contactCount = collision.getContactCount();
       Contact cList = contacts;
       for(int i=0; i< contactCount;i++){
           cList.setIndex(i);            cList.setMode(org.odejava.ode.Ode.dContactBounce | org.odejava.ode.Ode.dContactApprox1);

The bodies will collide with the plane, properly, but not with each other. Both bodies are simple boxes and reside in the same Space.

Could anyone tell we if there i need to take special actions  to enable collision of connected bodies? Or is there something wrong with my setup? (If I remove the joint both bodies will collide propperly.)

I already tried to call collision2(boxID1,boxID2) in the "step" method, but this makes the jvm crash.

Offline William Denniss

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-10-20 08:35:25 »

this is a limitation of Odejava and there is an old thread on it.

It is possible to re-enable this by recompiling the native code with a slight modification.  Obviously a better solution would be to have this as a configurable option.


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