Using this plugin for SketchUp you can simulate physical interactions between multiple objects in real time. It is possible to create custom joints as well.
SketchyPhysics is a Windows application that is necessary for integrating an extension into the popular SketchUp 3D graphics editor. It allows users to add various physical properties such as mass, friction and elasticity to custom models.
After installing the plugin you can access it via the corresponding menu in the main graphics editor. There are instruments for configuring physical attributes of individual models and calculating interactions between them.
An option to connect separate objects with customizable joints is provided. This functionality is helpful for creating hinges, springs and pulleys. Users are able to preview changes in real time.
SketchyPhysics utilizes the Box2D physics engine for simulating interactions between the objects. The plugin is open source and available on GitHub for free.
Tools for writing complex scripts in the common Ruby programming language are included. You can speed up the 3D model production process by automating various repetitive tasks.
Flexible export options are provided. Users are able to save simulations as GIF animations or video files.
- contains an extension for the SketchUp graphics editor;
- free to download and use;
- helps you simulate complex interactions between 3D objects;
- it is possible to adjust the physical properties of any model;
- users can create joints to connect individual items;
- compatible with modern versions of Windows.