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Kinematics is the study of motion without thought to mass. It studies how, in a given kinematic chain - a set of objects jointed together, such as an avatar limb - the movement of the whole, and the final position of the whole is changed as each piece moves through space.

See Also: Forward Kinematics, Inverse Kinematics, Bone Inverse Kinematics, Limb Kinematics

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Related Dictionary Entries for Kinematics:

Animation Set

Bone Inverse Kinematics


Forward Kinematics

Gait Analysis


Individual Bone Constraints

Inverse Kinematics

Kinematic Motion Estimation


Layered Construction

Limb Kinematics


Ragdoll physics


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