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Pilot Season – Day 9 – Applied Math

Day 9 of the stream, we pick up from where we left with day 9’s math and go back to the rig to apply our new found knowledge to the components

Building upon the theory established the previous day we can now flatten the rig hierarchy some more to extract the pedals from their FK only position, and complete the transform for the staff to inherit rotation.

Enjoy:

Pilot Season – Day 8 – Trigonometry

Day 8 of the stream, a crash course in trigonometry and why it’s important in matrix multiplication.

I backpedaled on my decision of showing implementation first and explain later.

We to start from a healthy dose of very practical theory with Trigonometry, and introduce the actual scalar guts of matrix operations. This prepares the ground for the next stream, where all of this will be applied.

For more and more specific math learning I can’t recommend Khan Academy warmly enough, which also happens to be free.

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Pilot Season – Day 7 – Component Rigging

Day Seven of the stream, a rigging heavy session, is now available on the YouTube Archives.

We introduce, solely for the purpose of application, matrix multiplication. We build up from where we left with inversion in previous streams, and then proceed into a solid 70 minutes run of pure nodelling goodness!

 

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Pilot Season – Day 6 – IK Pedals Rig

Day Six of the stream, a rigging heavy session where we nodel together the IK set up for the pedals, is now available on the YouTube Archives.

We finally manage to apply the theory from the previous stream, pile up some more, and apply again.
Somewhat long stream and eating into QnA to cover for that, but I’m glad we’re done with the first surface skimming for vectors and a bit of matrices.

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Without further ado:

Day 6 – Wiring up IK pedals and applying vector math