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Chain animation

apollo13

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Hi i really need help. I am trying to mate the links to a path. When i get to the last link there is an open gap. Is there a way to calculate or a formula that the path will fit a number of links?

Then how can i animate the chain on the two sprockets? If i dont get this i fail my test :( please help.

One more thing, i notice that the more links i add to the assembly or add to the path the longer it takes to mate. Especially when i mate the point on thhe link with the path. His takes forever. Is there a better way to do this?
Thanks.
 

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