[sldev] Centrifugal Gravity (was: What is the point...)

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 05:22:10 PDT 2008

Anna Gulaev wrote:
> Yes! Off-topic, but I've wanted to build a large drum-shaped station.
> See the jogging scene of 2001 if you don't know what I mean. Can Havok4
> do that?

It doesn't work without spinning air.  When a space station starts
spinning, if there is no air to accelerate the occupants along with it,
then it's just spinning around them floating in the center.

You could partition the drum and slam the occupants against an interior
wall to accelerate them, but havok has fake "drag" (in effect, static
air) that would constantly decelerate them.  So yeah, this isn't going
to work into the foreseeable future.


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