I love how gmod handles physics and in a game made for goofing off I spend most of my time testing how exactly the physics work. Mostly just by screwing around and doing something, then seeing what happens.
I like to think about it like a child playing with marbles.
I have made some videos on what kind of patterns elastics can make. Showing the starting stages and then the different patterns they make when left alone. Complete with a simple tutorial.
Fullscreen it if you can!
Evolutions of Patterns #1
Evolutions of Patterns #2 + a Tutorial
Watch the last half of #2 if you’re short on time.
Also on a request I made a Gmod animated background of the videos. It doesn’t use any extra resources loading because it’s just a .vtf file.
http://www.mediafire.com/?xeye2f6lahfcmvd You can download it here with instructions inside.