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Learning Physics Modeling with PhysX by Krishna Kumar

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Chapter 2. Basic Concepts

This chapter provides an overview of the concepts that we use in PhysX. It will familiarize you with terms such as scene, actor, material, shape, and so on.

The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Initializing PhysX and creating the scene and actors
  • Creating shapes and materials and then assigning them to actors
  • Simulating and then shutting down PhysX

Scene and Actors

You must have heard the quote written by William Shakespeare:

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages."

As per my interpretation, he wanted to say that this world is like a stage, and human beings are like players ...

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