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Why is Y up in many Games?

I learned at school that the z-axis is up. It is the same in modeling software like Blender. However in many games the y-axis is up. What is reason?
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How do I convert a 2D movement (from mouse) to a displacement along a 3d axis?

I'm making a small 3D scene editor (that only allow to modify objects positions). Each object is draw with a 3d X/Y/Z axis : How it works : user choose an axis (X, Y or Z) by left clicking on it, ...
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How do I determine a device's default orientation?

I am developing a game with accelerometer controls. This works well on all the mobile phones I've tested it on. However, when testing on a tablet, the y and x axes are reversed, presumably because the ...
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“Align” a rotation to a direction

Good day all. I have a 3d object with a random rotation. I can express that object's rotation both through a quaternion or through an euler rotation. Then I have a vector3 normal that I get from a ...
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Move parent according to child axis in Unity?

Can I ask my parent to move according to the child axis? This means if I turn right, then right again, the parent has to be at 180° from its original position, and not only at 90° (because "Right" ...
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How to properly translate a point by a matrix?

I wrote a simple Matrix class and it has methods like rotate, translate, etc. They all seem to be working, but whenever I try to translate a rectangle using the matrix, the translation axis seem to be ...
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3D model editor manipulators

I'm trying to make my own 3D model editor to better learn 3D programming. I have my translate manipulators and I'm trying to calculate the Vector2 that the mouse would have to move in order to move an ...
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Separating Axis Theorem Issue

I am trying to create a 2d top down shooter using DirectX 11 (Windows 8 Store) and I am trying to implement OOBB collision using the Separating Axis Theorem. However I appear to have run into an ...