I’m currently planning making a real robotic arm, so I went to GMod and made one. I used this as practice for the real thing! Although, the real one will be desktop size and will use stepping motors instead of hydraulics.
But anyway, from this project I learnt the mathematical method I originally had in mind would be way to complex, so I’ve dummed it down to simple methods, such as the user telling each joint where it should be at whatever time, then the software will go from position 1, to position 2 when told. Then the user can tell it to grab, then move again and so on… The user won’t be controlling it in real time, they will use a GUI that will work as a timeline sort of thing.
Anyway, if you’re still with me, here are some screens of the robotic arm. If anyone wants dupes, let me know and I’ll upload it to garrysmod.org.