ODE TriMesh issues

I modified the example on this page to work with a TriMesh, but nothing I try to do works, nothing’s colliding: panda3d.org/manual/index.php/C … n_with_ODE

from direct.directbase import DirectStart
from pandac.PandaModules import OdeWorld, OdeSimpleSpace, OdeJointGroup, OdePlaneGeom
from pandac.PandaModules import OdeBody, OdeMass, OdeBoxGeom, OdeTriMeshData, OdeTriMeshGeom
from pandac.PandaModules import BitMask32, CardMaker, Vec4, Quat
from random import randint, random
# Setup our physics world
world = OdeWorld()
world.setGravity(0, 0, -9.81)
# The surface table is needed for autoCollide
world.setSurfaceEntry(0, 0, 150, 0.0, 9.1, 0.9, 0.00001, 0.0, 0.002)
# Create a space and add a contactgroup to it to add the contact joints
space = OdeSimpleSpace()
contactgroup = OdeJointGroup()
# Load the box
box = loader.loadModel("box")
# Make sure its center is at 0, 0, 0 like OdeBoxGeom
box.setPos(-.5, -.5, -.5)
box.flattenLight() # Apply transform
# Add a random amount of boxes
boxes = []
#for i in range(randint(15, 30)):
# Setup the geometry
boxNP = box.copyTo(render)
boxNP.setPos(0, 0, 8)
boxNP.setColor(random(), random(), random(), 1)
# Create the body and set the mass
boxBody = OdeBody(world)
M = OdeMass()
M.setBox(50, 1, 1, 1)
# Create a BoxGeom
boxGeom = OdeBoxGeom(space, 1, 1, 1)
boxes.append((boxNP, boxBody))
# Add a plane to collide with
ground = loader.loadModel("plane.egg")
ground.setPos(0, 0, 5)

envCollideTrimesh = OdeTriMeshData(ground, True)
envCollideGeom = OdeTriMeshGeom(space, envCollideTrimesh)
envCollideGeom.setPosition(0, 0, 5)

# groundGeom = OdePlaneGeom(space, Vec4(0, 0, 2, 0))
# groundGeom.setCollideBits(BitMask32.allOn())
# groundGeom.setCategoryBits(BitMask32.allOn())

# Set the camera position
base.camera.setPos(40, 40, 20)
base.camera.lookAt(0, 0, 0)
# The task for our simulation
def simulationTask(task):
  space.autoCollide() # Setup the contact joints
  # Step the simulation and set the new positions
  ground.setPosQuat(render, envCollideGeom.getPosition(), envCollideGeom.getQuaternion())
  for np, body in boxes:
    np.setPosQuat(render, body.getPosition(), Quat(body.getQuaternion()))
  contactgroup.empty() # Clear the contact joints
  return task.cont
# Wait a split second, then start the simulation  
taskMgr.doMethodLater(0.5, simulationTask, "Physics Simulation")

plane.egg is here: filebin.ca/ftweyw/plane.egg.pz

For future reference, see this link:

groups.google.com/group/ode-user … f94f04d126

That did it, but I’m not sure why. Any Chicken developers out there that can clear this up?

Off the top of my head…

You probably have to call flattenStrong() upon your ground model after it has been imported, otherwise the OdeTriMeshData call works upon the original, unscaled vertices.

That’s a pure guess though, I don’t recall the exact behavior of OdeTriMeshData.

Probably flattenLight() would be a better choice, otherwise you might have difficulty finding the particular node you’re looking for.

In any case, it sounds like a bug in OdeTriMeshData, if it doesn’t respect the transform of the node it’s wrapping.