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Is it possible to do simulations of electricity and magnetism in Blender, whether with addons or not?
I've seen that I can give particles charges, and simulate magnetic fields, but can I simulate induced magnetic fields and induced voltage?
Was going through some of my dad's old sketches and thought that his railgun-like thing looked interesting to try and simulate.
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First and last bump
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Might be easiest to just poly model the electricity and use modifiers or something to animate it, then add glow in post to make it look less solid.
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>>505205
This is for the purpose of simulation, not art.
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>>505208
Well if you want to simulate electrical currents you're looking at the wrong industry, let alone program.
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>>505208
then you'll have to study electromagnetic theory, learn to program, write a simulation program, and then you can use blender if you want to make 3d assets for graphics.
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>>504803
you want a CAD suite with finite elements analysis built in. Blender is not that.
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>>504803
Use Unity or Unreal Op, they have programmable fully customisable physics engines that is accessible if you can code. They're a much better fit for what you wanna make than what you have available in a 3D content creation suite.
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>>504803
>dad's old sketches and thought that his railgun-like thing

US Navy already has a working railgun, the first big test fire is scheduled for sometime in 2016
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>>504803

It isn't built for what you're wanting to do. Those "simulations" are for artistic uses, not real-world accuracy.

Now, if you're a python scripter, you might be able to shoehorn something like that in, but honestly you're probably better off going to >>>/sci/ and asking them about it. There is much better software available for this purpose.
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>>505400

Um, yeah? Lots of people have railguns. They aren't that hard to build if you're a tinkerer. Just search for "railgun" on youtube. Making them practical weapons is the hard part.

Something tells me this guy's dad's sketches are closer to the "look what I built in my garage" variety over the "Look what we mounted on a Cruiser for $50 billion."
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>>505570
Not a conventional railgun, because it wouldn't be actual rails.
Just like, lead shot or something accelerated around until being spat out at high speed.
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>>507366

Actual railguns can be built in the garage.

Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH08iDj2yic

Skip past the part with the cardboard and aluminum foil.



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