Trains and Roller Coasters -- Yu-Hao Lu
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Abstract

This program create a roller coaster that will ride around the track in OGRE 3D. You can move and rotate the control point to change the track. I also provide the train view so that you can ride on the roller coaster!

Authors
Yu-Hao Lu
Abstract

This program create a roller coaster that will ride around the track in OGRE 3D. You can move and rotate the control point to change the track. I also provide the train view so that you can ride on the roller coaster!

Technical introduction

1. Arc-length parameterization

  • Count the distance between two control points, and determine the number of times that should be calculated by linear interpolation.

2. Simple physics

  • Determine the speed by the height of the train.
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