I am a new user and I am trying to understand the behaviour of the Hinge component so that I can model a form finding project using ribbons.
I have created a simple example to understand how the hinge works (see attached).
BasicHinge.gh (12.1 KB)
What I don’t understand is what happens when the rest angle becomes greater than 0.75PI. If I drag the “Angle Factor” slider around, I can see the hinge open and close and it behaves well for all values between 0 and and up to (but not including) PI (mesh vanishes at PI). But when I set the RestAngle to 0.76PI and reset the solver, the mesh starts flopping around and never settles down. What is happening above 0.75PI?
Note: If I grab a tip of the hinge as it is flopping around and move it slightly, it settles down and behaves nicely again.