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### Course: Pixar in a Box > Unit 14

Lesson 1: Geometric transformations- Start here!
- Introduction to geometric transformations
- 1. Coordinate plane
- Graph points
- 2. Translation
- Laying out a scene using translation
- 3. Scaling
- Scaling items in a scene
- 4. Commutativity
- Commutative and non-commutative transformations
- 5. Rotation
- Finish your scene!
- 6. Composite transformations
- Composite transformations
- Getting to know Fran Kalal

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# Start here!

Introduction to this topic.

# Welcome to Sets & Staging!

## In this topic we explore how *virtual sets* are constructed using *geometric transformations*.

### This topic contains two lessons:

**Appropriate for grades 7+****Build a scene from Toy Story based on a sketch from the Art department**

**Appropriate for the high school level****Derive the rotation formulas used at Pixar using basic trigonometry**

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- There are 2. Geometric transformations and Mathematics of rotation.(9 votes)

- wow i have always wanted to be a vritual cartoonist(9 votes)
- Am I going to make a move(8 votes)
- Not in this session. This is just to show you how Pixar does it.

But there are several sites that help with animating things. Stop Motion is the best way to start, in my opinion.(2 votes)

- Why do we have to learn this. What I am going to be in life has nothing to do with geometric transformations.(5 votes)
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