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Foundation HTML5 Animation with JavaScript by Billy Lamberta

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Chapter 14

Inverse Kinematics: Dragging and Reaching

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Reaching and dragging single segments
  • Dragging multiple segments
  • Reaching with multiple segments
  • Using the standard inverse kinematics method

In Chapter 13, we covered the basics of kinematics and the difference between inverse and forward kinematics. The last chapter was about forward kinematics, and now you're ready for its close relative, inverse kinematics: the movements for dragging and reaching.

As with the forward kinematics examples, the code in this chapter build systems from individual segments. You begin with single segments, and then move on ...

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