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I am trying to recreate this where a spinning wheel inside an object causes gyroscopic precession. I have tried to model the spinning part as a completely separate object from the holder but the contact point is too small and the parts blow up. I have tried to do a hinge connecting the two but it doesn't seem as though they communicate any momentum data across the hinge. This post exactly covers what I am going for and someone created an example, but it is no longer available and there are no instructions.

I imagine there should be a way to tell blender to not worry about collisions between the two objects (a la hinge) and for the angular momentum of the spinner to influence the holder, but I can't figure it out. Thank you!

Here's a link to the current file.

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  • $\begingroup$ show us what you tried so far. e.g. with blend file $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    May 31 at 7:47
  • $\begingroup$ I just updated a link to it, thanks! $\endgroup$ Jun 1 at 0:18

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