[ODE] Simulating a semi truck.......

Ed Jones ed.jones at oracle.com
Wed Nov 12 11:20:31 MST 2003


Here's what I did;

Take the ubiquitous buggy example.
Give it an extra steering wheel at the front, very few semi-trucks are 
Create another buggy without any front wheels.
Attach the second buggy to the first, probably with a ball-joint.
Make sure any 'power' just goes to the back wheels of the first buggy.


Spookily enough, there's kind of an example of this here;


The cyan buggy is the 'tractor' and the magenta one's the 'trailer', 
they are connected together, but you can't really see that in the 
The yellow block is a ramp to drive over for added 'excitement'.
I've got a better example of this somewhere with a proper textured 3d 
truck and trailer, as well as decent collision proxies and extra wheels, 
so it's a proper 18-wheeler.
I'll try and dig it out if you like?

Hope that's useful.

Sandeep KL wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to implement a semi truck........using ode......how do i 
> go about doing so?
> it looks something like this........
>    ___     ______________
> _/     |__|                       |
> |____ |   |_____________|
>  O            O                 O
> How do i go about assembling this in ODE???
> Thanks in advance,
> Sandeep
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