Saturday, 20 September 2008
Exploding FootBall made and animated in ProE - Step 01
This is one of the fun I had the other day and thought I would share with you. Its not finished yet, but I thought of keeping it updated here as I progress. Check this out.
I had to model a Football in ProE. This is an assembly which has only two unique parts. One is a Hexagon and the other is a Pentagon. Both of these has the same edge size. As you can observe, every Pentagon is surrounded by 5 Hexagons and every Hexagon is surrounded by 3 pentagons and three hexagons.
The catch here was to get the correct size of the edge for a given ball diameter. I am sure you would be able to find a mathematical relation for that. But I wanted to derive that by geometry. That was interesting.
Then I had to assemble the whole ball in mechanism. Each part is driven by a servo motor. I can control each part by driving the motor.
So this is the first capture that I made.. Further I want to move each element sequentially and rhythmically.. or kind of bouncing like music bars.. or kind of Matrix style..
I will keep posting all the interesting outputs.. Hope i get enough time to work on this.. Keep watching for more on this..
bye for now..
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