3D & Animation Maya

Visualising the Maths of a Circle

The maths describing a circulare motion or a circle are, from a scientific point of view, not trivial, but basic knowledge. In this tutorial I demonstrate a simple way to visualize a circular motion using the sine and cosine functions for a circle.
In a second step we feed a cos/sin funktion into the z axis – and get a motion describing an 8.
All 3D animation packages are brilliant for visualizing mathematical functions.
For a mathematical tutorial about the noise functions in Maya, please check out this tutorial:

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.