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Chapter 13. Inverse Kinematics > Understanding Kinematics

Understanding Kinematics

Kinematics is the study of motion without consideration of the forces acting upon it. Essentially, it is the study of raw motion—motion in its most basic form. Kinematics in 3D animation is not too different from kinematics in the real world. In 3D animation, kinematics refers to the basic technique of manipulating items or placing items into motion. The actual method used to manipulate the item is called a kinematics system.

Kinematics systems come in two basic flavors: forward and inverse. Each system is unique and can be used for your benefit. Because LightWave enables the use of both FK and IK, you should familiarize yourself with each system.


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