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The Belt Drive




The Belt Drive generates and animates the mesh for a variety of transmission belts.  Flat, vee and round belts are supported.

The plugin comes in 3 parts.  The Belt primitive builds the mesh and wraps the belt around a number of grouped wheels.  Each wheel is marked with a Belt Pulley modifier.  The Belt Drive modifier is added to the wheel group and this animates the belt and keeps it wrapped tightly around the wheels.  Tensioners can also be implemented in the Belt Drive system to maintain a constant length.

Thanks to Eric for the earlier Macintosh builds C4-C7

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