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So I've looked at all the answers I can possibly find, and nothing seems to fit what I need exactly (because im bad at math).

I'll explain what I have thus far:

  • A camera with x,y,z, Pitch and Yaw float variables.

Scene is rendered like so:

glTranslatef(0.0, 0.0, -(player->cam->getCamY())); // Distance from the ground
glRotatef(player->cam->getPitch(), 1.0, 0.0, 0.0);
glRotatef(-(player->cam->getYaw()), 0.0, 1.0, 0.0);
glTranslatef(-(player->cam->getCamX()), 0.0, -(player->cam->getCamZ()));

(Pitch looks up and down, Yaw looks left and right - the getCam's just return value of x, y or z of the camera)

  • A ray function already implemented - It shoots a ray straight out of the camera into whatever direction the camera is facing, and intersects with whatever tile is in the center of the screen.

  • and this function that I copied from the internet:

vector3d GetMousePos3D(int x, int y)
GLint viewport[4];
GLdouble modelview[16];
GLdouble projection[16];

GLfloat winX, winY, winZ; GLdouble posX, posY, posZ; glGetDoublev( GL_MODELVIEW_MATRIX, modelview ); glGetDoublev( GL_PROJECTION_MATRIX, projection ); glGetIntegerv( GL_VIEWPORT, viewport ); winX = (float)x; winY = (float)viewport[3] - (float)y; glReadPixels( x, int(winY), 1, 1, GL_DEPTH_COMPONENT, GL_FLOAT, &winZ ); gluUnProject( winX, winY, winZ, modelview, projection, viewport, &posX, &posY, &posZ); return vector3d(posX, posY, posZ);

which, as you can probably tell, does not return the desired results because it doesn't interact with the camera. I have no idea how to do this.

Basically, if I can work out the mouse coordinates relative to the camera coordinates, then everything should work fine.

If you need any other information, just ask. This problem is causing me a lot of distress, and the math feels beyond me.

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closed as too localized by Byte56, bummzack, Sean Middleditch, Anko, Laurent Couvidou May 10 '13 at 23:39

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I dont see anything wrong as far as your loading the correct modelview and projection matrix and using gluUnproject the returned coordinate should be fine. anyway if you want to cast a ray you may want to use 0.0 and 1.0 for gluUnproject with winZ parameter instead of reading it from the depth buffer. I dont understand the part with "Basically, if I can work out the mouse coordinates relative to the camera coordinates, then everything should work fine." – concept3d Apr 3 '13 at 6:08
Oh yes, my mistake. I feel stupid, the solution was actually quite simple. I spent like 8 hours today on this. Sigh. – Jossos Apr 3 '13 at 8:21
possible duplicate of converting a mouse click to a ray – Sean Middleditch Apr 7 '13 at 20:05

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