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Rubiks Cube mate / animation

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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,079 PRO
    That's crazy but very cool
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  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 1,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    If you designed only those trajectories themselves it would already deserved admiration  :)
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Those are some funky looking Christmas decorations there.
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  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,455 PRO
    :star::star: :star: :star: :star: 

    Wow, it actually runs great! 

    And I'm glad you got this out of your system, I'm sure you will be better father, husband and citizen now =)

    Definitely a model of the month (or even model of the year). Onshape should make a blog post of this, I've already had fantasies how to implement 'your technology' to animate furniture assemblies in Onshape.
    //rami
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,946 EDU
    Maybe ask @NeilCooke
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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,079 PRO
    Great work John. Glad you finished this.  You are now probably also the biggest comput power user on the Onshape server. 
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    I think that still goes to that single part studio conveyor showcased in philip's performance video XD
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,079 PRO
    Ok, I haven't seen that one, I'll have to take a look. Does it show examples of workflows to speed models up?
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    Yea, some pretty good ones, a few of which I used in this document. Worth a look.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    edited February 2020
    It's 3am... I can't sleep...

    So, Let's try and make animations in Onshape even simpler... Remember how I had the sketch grid, and a crap load of sketches for each path.
    Let's try it in a spreadsheet this time.
    And how about some easing curves to smooth out the animation steps as well  <3o:)
    While we're at it, lets get rid of all that duplication of effort and minimize tabs and sketches and make it re-usable:


    Sneak Peek:

  • steve_maiettasteve_maietta Member Posts: 53 PRO
    @john_mcclary
      Very inspiring.  I'm working with students this month dealing with all sorts of mechanisms and animations.  (Hence all these posts as of late).
    In the rubix cube project, a few questions if you don't mind.
    0- How do you get the "pusher" (pointing towards the end of the track). to move the pointer (pointing down towards track)
     1- How do you get the pointers to stay vertical (pointing down at the track) as they slide along (tangent) the track?
    2- How do you translate their vertical motion to a rack and pinion mate?  If I put a slider mate on the pointer it can go up and down, but then gets locked into place on the track. No slider mate, then I cant use the R&P relation..

    The pointer I noticed has two mate connectors at one of its corners,,,  I assuming these help in the above situations?

    thanks for clarifying this a bit!!!  
    ~Steve

    Document I'm using to try this out

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/bec83899b97e0f93439c33bf/w/855b74a0d979f601d5d530f6/e/3d9c45deef0239701c47e85e
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    I have a vertical slider attachedtto a fixed part or each axis of each part. That same part also has a Tangent that touches the guide track.

    One of the videos above explains the entire process, it's a long videe, but i walk through adding one of the animation steps
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO



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