Physics Question - How can you launch a "Pinball"?

Here is a video shows the launch of a Pinball.

I think I know how to manually launch the ball by setting keyframes and moving it it to where I want to, but I am curious if there is a “Physics” way where I pull back a “Spring” and let it hit the ball to launch it.

I am going to start trying things, and will post if I figure it out.



1 Like

you can check the PrismaticJoint demo (Window->Simulation->Physics demos), its using a prismatic joint does have a linear drive with a target position.
This could be your “spring” to hit the ball.

Thank you. I will look for that after work.