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Forward Kinematics

Forward kinematics or FK, is the opposite of inverse kinematics. It is an animation technique in which.the position of the bones in an avatar animation system, and thus of the limbs themselves, is derived from an understanding of the current angles. Change an angle, and then computationally work out what that does to the position of the avatar.

See Also: Inverse Kinematics

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Related Dictionary Entries for Forward Kinematics:

Bone Inverse Kinematics


Forward Kinematics

Kinematic Motion Estimation


Limb Kinematics


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Real-Time Feedback System for Skiers Opens Possibilities
The vLink Computer System approach to skiing is rather novel. It's a data collection sensor set that clips to the front of a pair of skis, and in real-time, monitor in real-time forward speed and lateral displacement data of the skis as the skier proceeds down a mountain.


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