Absolute value interpolation maintaining accuracy!

    Feb 15 2012 | 10:07 am
    Hi there,
    I am taking data from an absolute encoder which is measuring rotation and I need this to stay accurate (e.g. 0 on encoder = 0 degress, 63 on encoder = 180 degrees) but I also need to smooth between the values.
    Does anyone have any bright ideas?

    • Feb 15 2012 | 10:27 am
      What you do, in part, depends on what the absolute encoder is putting out (0-359?) Typically something like [Scale rotminvalue rotmaxvalue 0 127] in to a line object to perform smoothing should do the trick. Or is it something trickier in which case we may need more info...
    • Feb 15 2012 | 10:49 am
      Hi spectro,
      The encoder im looking at outputs 0 - 255 actually so I used scale to map this from 0 - 360 but as i am using this to move an image each increment of 1 causes a less than smooth jump in degrees. Does that make more sense?
      Im using scale before line which gives me floats but there are still market leaps in the values.
    • Feb 15 2012 | 11:16 am
      With that range you won't of course get the precision to place the image to a single degree, but with that said, it should be possible to have a gradual motion to your destination without 'marked leaps". I've attached an example here, but not sure how you're going about it with yours. Maybe you could post your patch...