Your solution is closer to what actually must happen with the blast gate in use. However, I was merely interested in a single click solution that would do the same thing. Closer to the solution proposed by @pcmoor above. Thing is, with either solution, I’m still in the dark as to why they work as they do. I took a tutorial by Paul Thompson I found online, which is even closer (albeit its for a gate and draw bar model). But the “why” of how they work escapes me. All the “onclick” encodings are similar yet different enough that I’m still as befuddled as before. Thompson’s solution works on a timeline, which seems to me the happiest approach. But I am in the dark about which parameter means what. Is there someplace I can learn what belongs between commas in lines of code such as the following?
It seems that they refer to distances or locations, but some refer to time, and how do the individual components in the model that move relate?
I appreciate greatly the time you guys take to encode a solution for me, but my goal is to understand how to do it myself. Could you point me in that direction? It’s only been 47 years since I’ve been a student … but perhaps I should I go back. (sigh)
The tough part for me is that I don’t need this animation, other than for my personal amusement, but man, it’s fun,
Thanks again, guys. All is appreciated.
P.S. @MikeWayzovski, how do you get the prompt things that give on-screen instruction to what’s going on?