rigid body minimization

Aaron Oakley s_aarono at EDUSERV.ITS.UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Tue Mar 19 15:47:39 EST 1996


> I am a new user and am having some difficulty in finding a suitable
> 'drop' value to be used in Rigid body minimization.  The manual says that it is
> the expected drop in energy but as far as I can see, it is not that simple.
> The initial step size seems to be equal to {drop value}/{E total **2}.
> Is there a rule of thumb about appropriate drop values? Thanks in advance.

This number does not matter too much.  Using the default value should
allow the minimisation to proceed normally.

Hope this helps.





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