I need to animate set of tracks similar to that found on a tank. Each track consists of 60 individual parts that need to follow each other around a path. I have tried using the method shown in the “simple roller coaster” sample, but the IK chain becomes too cumbersome after about 10 links (Tried 60 links but the IK precalc was still going after 10 minutes when I cancelled it).
I’ve watched videos on how to create tracks in other programs. The track parts are wrapped around the path as a flexible mesh. Then only the first part needs to be animated - the rest of the parts follow the first around the path.
Is there any way in Bongo to animate the 60 parts of the track as a single flexible/joined surface or mesh in Bongo in which only the leading parts needs to be animated?