I made a tool to easily create animations for ragdolls. The following sequence is a preview of what is coming:
However there’s a problem. How should the characters be rotated when they turn 180° around? They are simulated in 2d which is the main problem. It would be pretty easy to simply mirrorize the pose but the picture below illustrates a problem coming from that approach:
The main idea of making the characters completely physically simulated is to make them act according to that. A hand stuck inside a concrete wall isn’t too nice.
Another approach would be to morph the character to the opposite side by rotating the limbs towards their angles in the flipped pose. When a limb was halfway it’s rotation the graphics and rotation constraints would be flipped around. It’d be quite complex and would probably cause other problems.
Any other ideas?