December 27th, 2009
A while ago, David upgraded the old ragdoll system and linked it up to the rabbit guard mesh. So now when you push Alt-R (or Option-R on Mac) you can make ninja rabbits fall from the sky. By putting your mouse over a rabbit and holding right click, you can apply force and toss him around. I decided it was about time we featured our new and improved ragdolls in an informal video.
Be sure to watch it in HD.
In addition to the sweet dynamic shadows, you probably noticed that the ragdolls have been designed with realistic constraints. David was able to create those in-engine thanks to some advanced features in the rigging editor. In a future video I'll show how constraints can be applied to custom skeletons.