# User:Dora Gustafson/Pendulum motion

## Simple Pendulum Motion in 24 Key Frames

##### Swing script

Will swing a prim like a simple pendulum pivoting at an axis parallel to the prim's Y-axis
The pivot axis will be at the top of a prim with the Z-axis pointing up

```Quote from Wikipedia
A simple pendulum is an idealization of a real pendulum using the following assumptions:
The rod or cord on which the bob swings is massless, inextensible and always remains taut;
Motion occurs only in two dimensions, i.e. the bob does not trace an ellipse but an arc.
The motion does not lose energy to friction or air resistance.
```

The periode time increase with the Z dimension (the pendulum length)...
If it is too small the motion will not be well because of the time limitation with Key Framed Motions
The parameters set in the script works nice with a 3m long pendulum
If the pendulum is moved, rotated or resized the script must be reset to update the motion

```// Pendulum motion by Dora Gustafson, Studio Dora 2012
// Will swing a prim like a simple pendulum pivoting at an axis parallel to the prim's Y-axis
// The pivot axis will be at the top of a prim with the Z-axis pointing up
// Quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendulum_(mathematics)
// • A simple pendulum is an idealization of a real pendulum using the following assumptions:
// • The rod or cord on which the bob swings is massless, inextensible and always remains taut;
// • Motion occurs only in two dimensions, i.e. the bob does not trace an ellipse but an arc.
// • The motion does not lose energy to friction or air resistance.
// The periode time increase with the Z dimension (the pendulum length)...
// If it is too small the motion will not be well because of the time limitation with Key Framed Motions
// The parameters set in the script works nice with a 3m long pendulum
// If the pendulum is moved, rotated or resized the script must be reset to update the motion

float angle=0.2; // max swing from resting (radians)
float steps=24.0; // number of Key Frames
float step=0.0;
list KFMlist=[];
vector U;
vector V;
float angleU=0.0;
float angleV;
integer swing=TRUE;
vector basePos;
rotation baseRot;

default
{
state_entry()
{
llSetMemoryLimit( llGetUsedMemory()+0x1000);
llSetPrimitiveParams([PRIM_PHYSICS_SHAPE_TYPE, PRIM_PHYSICS_SHAPE_CONVEX]);
basePos = llGetPos();
baseRot = llGetRot();
vector v1 = llGetScale();
float periode = TWO_PI*llSqrt( v1.z/9.81);
float dT = periode/steps;
dT = llRound(45.0*dT)/45.0;
if ( dT < 0.11111111 ) dT = 0.11111111;
v1.x = 0.0;
v1.y = 0.0;
v1 = -0.5*v1*llGetRot();
U = v1;
while ( step < steps )
{
step += 1.0;
angleV = angle*llCos( TWO_PI*step/steps + PI_BY_TWO);
V = v1*llAxisAngle2Rot(llRot2Left(llGetRot()), angleV);
KFMlist += [V-U, llEuler2Rot(< 0.0, angleV-angleU, 0.0>), dT];
angleU = angleV;
U = V;
}
}
touch_start( integer n)
{
llSetKeyframedMotion( [], []);
llSleep(0.2);
llSetPrimitiveParams([PRIM_POSITION, basePos, PRIM_ROTATION, baseRot]);
if ( swing ) llSetKeyframedMotion( KFMlist, [ KFM_MODE, KFM_LOOP]);
swing = !swing;
}
on_rez( integer n) { llResetScript(); }
}
```