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Electrical engineer and programmer.


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comment Calculating forces in a mass suspended by four cables
Hmmm. I just drew them connecting at the centre for simplicity; in reality the cables will connect near to the top corners of the mass. I was only treating it as a translational system - I see what you mean about needing to account for rotation too. I'll have a play with adding that into the system but any further details you can give would be gratefully accepted.
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comment Calculating forces in a mass suspended by four cables
@ja72 - because the cables only provide tension, the camera must remain inside the volume described by the fixed points the cables are attached to. So a three-cable system would constrain the camera to a triangular prism, whereas four points allows it to move within a cuboid, which is the situation I am designing for.
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