I'm a newbie to Blender. I've been doing mediocre solid modeling (using Alibre) for years, so creating models to import isn't a big problem for me. But I'm wanting to learn to do a very specific simulation of electrical current flowing using Blender. This animator did a wonderful job of current flow simulation tracking an electrical path (wire) at the 0.48 to 1:10 point:
The white cylindrical current objects track the path (wire) even when the wires move as the switch is put in place.
I've watched some tutorials on:
- having objects follow a path: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6NdQGySZhU
- using keyframes as well as the dope sheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdh8p37yM8
I'm guessing there may be multiple ways to perform this current flow simulation. I'm finding Blender so powerful but also feature rich - feature rich enough to be confusing and difficult to learn. Anyone have ideas on tutorials i should watch to help me get to this electrical current flow faster? I really appreciate any help! Lane