PxMaterialFlag Struct Reference

Flags which control the behavior of a material. More...

#include <PxMaterial.h>

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enum  Enum {

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Flags which control the behavior of a material.

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eDISABLE_FRICTION  If this flag is set, friction computations are always skipped between shapes with this material and any other shape.
eDISABLE_STRONG_FRICTION  The difference between "normal" and "strong" friction is that the strong friction feature remembers the "friction error" between simulation steps. The friction is a force trying to hold objects in place (or slow them down) and this is handled in the solver. But since the solver is only an approximation, the result of the friction calculation can include a small "error" - e.g. a box resting on a slope should not move at all if the static friction is in action, but could slowly glide down the slope because of a small friction error in each simulation step. The strong friction counter-acts this by remembering the small error and taking it to account during the next simulation step.

However, in some cases the strong friction could cause problems, and this is why it is possible to disable the strong friction feature by setting this flag. One example is raycast vehicles, that are sliding fast across the surface, but still need a precise steering behavior. It may be a good idea to reenable the strong friction when objects are coming to a rest, to prevent them from slowly creeping down inclines.

Note: This flag only has an effect if the PxMaterialFlag::eDISABLE_FRICTION bit is 0.

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