Hey guys, not sure if this is best put in the programming section, but I'm fairly sure the problem can't be fully resolved with the editor. I looked around for discussion of this, but haven't found anything that addresses my concerns.
I'm making a game that is primarily physics driven, using small numbers of objects that the player interacts with. They mostly don't interact with each other, so I'm not doing anything crazy like "brick walls made of rigid bodies" or anything that requires a ton of collisions. The game is relaxed and doesn't have any combat. The problem is that all of the physics objects are still extremely "janky," for lack of a better term. Every time the objects collide with a surface they jerk all over the place. I have a fence that I wanted to be pushable by the player, and works fine at a rough pass, but it's extremely easy to push in a way that causes the physics to "jerk" or bump the character in a really obnoxious way. I'm also using constraints on objects to to create drawers, etc, but I can't seem to stop them from getting stuck in the dresser object or jerking violently when pulled out, which doesn't seem like it should be happening when the object is only able to move on one axis. I have been able to throw objects through walls by moving them too fast, and if an object is too small it can just fall through the floor. All of this really breaks the feel of the game.
So, my question is this; what would you recommend I do to either improve the accuracy of rigid body collisions, to limit the speed at which an object can move (preventing the wild jerking when colliding), or generally just minimize collision issues? My game is focused on these uses of physics, so i don't care if the performance is reduced, but it is extremely detrimental to the feel of the game to have such easily "broken" physics. I would be happy to sacrifice some of the "flexibility" of objects in order to get rid of these issues. I also would be okay if the objects can't move very fast, or even can't rotate much, but so far all of the "spring" properties (such as the stay upright one) actually seem to make these issues more apparent.
It this is more of an editor solution, I apologize, but I feel like the answer will be in code. Thanks a bunch.