ESTD 1999

UT3 - TickyTicker

Download:

TickyTicker_v1.2.zip - 3.2MB


Description:

A mechanical clock simulated entirely using the rigid-body physics simulation available in UT3 via PhysX.

A view of the whole clock
The clock.
Closeup of the escapement
The escapement. I used a "pin wheel escapement" because it was easy to model in UEd.
Closeup of the pendulum
The pendulum.

Actually it's not quite entirely simulated - power is supplied as an invisible force applied directly to the escape wheel instead of coming from a spring or weight as it would in a real clock.

It was all modelled in the Unreal Editor, so the geometry of the gears is far from precise, but it does all fit together and keeps time reasonably well.