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when I link objects I get the messege saying can t link items too far apart, why?

any help is appreciated, TY

cochise.digfoot

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Mostly because the objects are too far apart.  You cannot create a linkset from more than 256 objects, and they must all have their centers within 54m of each other.

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Hi Cochise,

The maximum distance between the centers of any two object in a linkset is 54m. I'll guess you are trying to link together things that are farther apart than that.

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See, you did it again!

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Per the Wiki..

You have distance limits in regards to how far apart the furthest prims can be in a linkset. That distance is Known as the Linkability Rule and is as follows:

The linkability rule for objects changed as of Dec 2010. The main motivation was to make the linkability check more efficient but a consequence is that they are also much simpler. The size-dependency of the prims has been discarded. The only thing that matters is the bounding sphere of the collection of prim centers. The linkability rule can be written as:

` LINKABLE = D < 54  AND  N ≤ 256 where D = diameter of the smallest bounding sphere of the collection of prim centers and N = number of prims in the collection`

Andrew Linden 21:47, 02 December 2010 (UTC)

If you are interested in how the old formula worked, see Linkability Rules/Havok 4.

Notes

• [2011-08-27-16:52] Andrew Linden: 54 was the minimum sphere that still contained all of the legacy linkable content.

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Basically all the bounding spheres need to be within an imaginary sphere of 54 meters. You have one or more prims that sticks out beyond that imaginary sphere.

You can see the bounding boxes if you are building in an open area by using the Developer Menu Option:

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