Table of Contents

This is the full table of contents for an unfinished of a book I wrote back in 1999 on the topic of motion control.

Contents

  1. Introduction by the author
  2. Foreword
  3. Part I: Introduction to Motion Control
    1. What is motion control?
    2. Why do we need motion control?
    3. How can motion control be used?
    4. History of motion control
    5. The motion control crew
  4. Part II: Principles of Motion Control
    1. Programming
    2. Virtual axis
    3. Leveling of track
    4. Zero position
    5. Cartesian Check
    6. Bloop Light / X-frame
    7. Relative motion
    8. Multipass photography
    9. Scaling moves
    10. Roto & Motion Tracking
    11. Stop-Motion, Go-Motion & Live Action
    12. Motion Control and CGI
  5. Part III: Nuts & Bolts
    1. Introduction to stepper motors
    2. Camera heads
    3. Linear type of rigs
    4. Radial type of rigs
    5. Turntables, modelmovers & motionbases
    6. Cameras and camera motors
    7. Track and platforms
    8. RP4
    9. Kuper Control
    10. Lynx Robotics
    11. Mark Roberts
  6. Part IV: Visualization and Motion Control
    1. Pre-visualization
    2. Videoassist
    3. Compositing
  7. Appendice I: Rigs available
    1. Mark Roberts: Milo
    2. Mark Roberts: Juno
    3. Mark Roberts: Cyclope
    4. Image G: Bulldog
    5. Image G: Pitbull
    6. Image G: Greyhound
    7. Sorensen Design: Gazelle
    8. Sorensen Design: Graphite
    9. Sorensen Design: Zebra
    10. General Lift: GenuFlex
    11. General Lift: RotoFlex
  8. Appendice II: Camera Heads available
  9. Appendice III: Modelmovers available
  10. Appendice IV: Motion Data & File Formats
  11. Addresses
  12. On the Internet
  13. Bibliography
  14. Glossary
  15. Index
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