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ItzArranT

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Creating "paddleboat style" controls
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:03:25 AM »
Hey all,

There's probably a simple solution for this, but I'm trying to put together a basic "paddleboat style" control.

Basically I have a single cube (the "boat") with two smaller cubes (the "paddles") as its children.  When I left click, I'd like to essentially add force to the left paddle, pushing the boat forward whilst rotating it to the right- and vice versa for the other paddle.

I've tried simply using the add force action on the paddles but all that happens is they travel off without actually affecting the boat.

Any ideas??

tcmeric

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Re: Creating "paddleboat style" controls
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 10:47:10 AM »
Sounds like you need to skip the middleman. Apply the force to behind and the left of the boat, or behind and right of the boat. Make the paddles the children of the boat, so they move along with it. No need to add force to them directly.

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Re: Creating "paddleboat style" controls
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 05:36:15 AM »
I'll give that a try, thanks!