Conveyor belt

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geerten
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Conveyor belt

Post by geerten »

Hi,

When following the conveyor belt tutorial, and looking at the efficient conveyor belt, I noticed you used a forwarder to do the motion part.

However, without the forwarder (and applying the forward motion onto the object itself) also works fine.

Is there any specific reasoning behind using a forwarder?

Regards,
Geerten

coppelia
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Re: Conveyor belt

Post by coppelia »

Hello,

There is probably no specific reason I can think of, except that:

- It is always good to separate specific functionalities if possible (easier to adapt the model for something else for instance)
- the forwarder in that particular case has a different dimension (i.e. thicker, in order to keep the object to move above the "pads", and not colliding with the "pads"

Cheers

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