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by mfloyd
31 Jul 2015, 23:35
Forum: General questions
Topic: unset "invert target velocity at limits"
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

unset "invert target velocity at limits"

I create some non-hybrid motion mode joints through a script. The default setting is "Invert target velocity at limits". Is there a way to unset this property after creating the joint in the script? When I copy a dynamic model and change the joints to comparable static choices I run into the followi...
by mfloyd
31 Jul 2015, 20:25
Forum: General questions
Topic: Re-enabling IK elements from a script
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Re-enabling IK elements from a script

I'll describe first, then I'll have a video of what I have right now (and the problems). I have a generic script attached to a dummy meant for testing and applying joint level controls (later there will be high level controls as well). It performs some common functions that I would like to perform f...
by mfloyd
30 Jul 2015, 18:32
Forum: General questions
Topic: Re-enabling IK elements from a script
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Re-enabling IK elements from a script

I found somewhere else on the forum here where a similar problem was encountered. I also cannot set the "Element is active" checkbox automatically when the ik element fails. I think the suggestion there to use simSetExplicitHandling(ikGroup,1) would work, but the problem is compounded in my case bec...
by mfloyd
30 Jul 2015, 01:14
Forum: General questions
Topic: Re-enabling IK elements from a script
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re-enabling IK elements from a script

I have a script that will temporarily override the IK joint mode (to torque control if hybrid and to passive if not). When I stop the simulation or if I change the joints back to IK during the simulation I notice that the IK behavior doesn't return to normal. I found the cause to be that in some cas...
by mfloyd
28 Jul 2015, 20:14
Forum: General questions
Topic: Reading Joint Dyanamic Properties from a script?
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: Reading Joint Dyanamic Properties from a script?

Thanks! I knew of the simGetJointMode function, but couldn't find the other function calls after searching through the API Functions documentation or API Constants page for any "joint" related functions. I missed the Object Parameter IDs page this time around. I didn't check the function list by cat...
by mfloyd
27 Jul 2015, 23:23
Forum: General questions
Topic: Reading Joint Dyanamic Properties from a script?
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Reading Joint Dyanamic Properties from a script?

I would like to read whether a joint is "motor enabled" or "Control loop enabled" from a script. Is there a way to do that? Based on that information I want a script to choose the appropriate commands for controlling the joint, such as simSetJointTargetPosition, simSetJointTargetVelocity. It could a...
by mfloyd
14 Jul 2015, 20:52
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Text-based save file format
Replies: 15
Views: 14274

Re: Text-based save file format

I agree that a text-based file save format would be very useful. I have wanted it for reasons already stated: better use with version control tools, checking what changed between files, etc. I had a thought recently though, that perhaps a diff/merge tool could be made that works with the binary file...
by mfloyd
25 Jun 2015, 23:34
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Problem/difficulties with .obj texture import
Replies: 2
Views: 3250

Problem/difficulties with .obj texture import

I've noticed a few inconsistencies and problems when applying color properties when importing a .obj. Whenever a texture is applied, the Ambient/diffuse components are not set. Since textures are applied as modulated (as they should be), then the base color should still be applied as well. Simple ma...
by mfloyd
15 Jun 2015, 22:40
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Allow floating views to be moved out of main window
Replies: 1
Views: 2451

Allow floating views to be moved out of main window

It would be very nice to be able to drag a floating view outside of the main view window (just as can be done with the dialogue boxes). I have a multi-monitor setup, and I frequently wish I could better use that extra space with V-Rep. It would allow me to size and position views the way I want on d...