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Tradigital Maya by Lee Montgomery

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CHAPTER 1

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Arcs – Organic Movement/Natural Motion

Very few living organisms are capable of moves that have a mechanical in and out or up and down precision.

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In this chapter, we’ll be looking at the basis of natural movement – arcs. Arcs are present in the majority of motions in the natural world; this is due to the effects of mass, weight, and inertia on objects, whether living or not. Think of an object traveling through the air, such as a ball being thrown; although the ball may follow a straighter line at the start of the throw, it will naturally follow more of an arc, ...

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