# Tagged Questions

Rotation is the circular movement of an object around a specific axis.

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### Unity's animation system is flipping out. Rotates only the long way around

I really dont know what is going on or how to even explain the problem so I made a gif. Its not a really well made gif so please bare with it.
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### Rotate character 180 degrees determine direction

In my game it should be possible to rotate the character 180 degrees. I always want the character to rotate clockwise. If the character is rotated 0 degrees and I press the rotate button, the ...
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### How to make one 3D object face another?

I'm writing a simple 3D engine myself and I cannot figure out how to make one object face another. The problem begins with identifying which direction the target object is in relation to the second. ...
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### Which is better between animaion and Script for rotation

To Rotate a particular object in unity, which way is better? Rotating it by animation or by applying rotation from script.
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### Unity Rotation - Object is rotating on Z, but should be rotating on X

I've been working on a project where I have a cube. When swiped left, the cube will rotate 90 degrees the left, and then when swiped right, the cube will rotate 90 degrees to the right. I have this ...
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### Fixing wave-like movements when rotating an object using mouse input in Unity

I have encountered a rather odd issue with my program. The setup: In my scene, I have a GameObject which I have set as my player/character for this game. The player/character has a child GameObject, ...
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### Rotate directly towards a target at a constant speed

I've written a program (see on JS Fiddle) that rotates my player towards the mouse cursor at a constant speed. I've computed the angle to the point using the Math.atan2 function, but when incrementing ...
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### Moving along the surface of a mesh?

I'm trying to replicate the movement in this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcvD8BXars8 The players ship along with all other game elements move along the surface of a mesh. I've tried ...
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### Cocos2d How to get Smooth rotation of sprite when using Sprite->setRotation()

i have simple round circle joystick when i move the thomp on the circle joystick it moves simple sprite so when i get for example 40 Degress in the joystick i set the sprite setRotation(40) all this ...
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### What is a good practice for deciding when to use transforms instead of applying force?

I was making several games. I don't understand when I should use addTorque instead of rotate. AddForce instead of position The latest game was a pinball game. I wasn't sure the best way to active ...
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### Check collision between two rectangles - libGDX

I'm making a game in which the objective is to collect the maximum amount of balls(Rectangle) to get the highest score. The balls spawn randomly from the middle of every side of your smartphone, and ...
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### How to correct this issue with a top-down aiming angle in Unity - 2D?

I'm trying to build my first project and I'd like some input for a math correction. The game is a top down 2D shooter, a bit like the iconic "chaos engine" from SNES. The issue is that either the ...
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### camera rotation animation problem

I would like to create a 3d person rotation where the camera rotates to the character rotation(follow camera which orbits around the character). It might be possible that the character rotation ...
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### Position camera in opengl

I have a camera with a 3D vector that represent the position and a quaternion that represent the camera orientation. I'm trying to rotate and orientate the camera correctly, but I can't. I know that ...
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### How to calculate a simple swivel rotation? (no physics engine)

Assuming i know the geometry and the rotation angle of a cart, how can i calculate the rotation angle of a swiveling wheel? To get the rotation angle of the wheel, i tried by calculating the ...
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### Rotating a UI arrow according to the change in camera's rotation

I have been trying different alternatives to do what is a very basic thing but I couldn't have any success. What I want to do is this. I have a 2D UI sprite at the screen, formed by 2 triangles, with ...
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### Rotate camera with quaternions

I have a camera with a 3D vector, the position, and a quaternion, the orientation. I'm able to move the camera in a realistic way (respect the local axis) but I can't do the same with the rotation. ...
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### 2d vector flips during rotation

I have a 2d game (C++ and SDL) and I want the player object rotate to follow the mouse. The player object and the mouse location are both stored in 2d vectors. In order to have the player's rotation ...
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### How do I rotate enemies on NavMesh in Unity?

I have a NavMesh Script for my enemy but it just looks into my direction and if I run around him he is still looking in one direction and not turning and facing me, how can I rotate him in the script ...
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### How can I min-max quaternions?

What I'm doing In my engine, I'm trying to implement a camera that will follow a target object, such as a player. I wanted to avoid just simply using the inverse of the target's transformation, ...
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### Problem with Quaternions and Unity's Euler Angle Convention

So I want to rotate an UI-Element according to my magneticHeading, I just want to apply the magnetic heading to the z rotation in EulerAngles. So I tried to do so, which brought me to some weird ...
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### Rotation of a point around axis using quaternions

I have a simple processing program to rotate a point around arbitrary axis but it stops after a bit. I'm trying to get full rotation of the point around the axis. import org.apache.commons.math3....
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### OpenGL ArcBall Camera

I'm currently working on a OpenGl Project and I have alot of difficulty understanding how arcball camera work. From what I have read online, all I have to do is to rotate a camera around a target and ...
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### How do I allow my player object to continue rotating once it's met a clamped boundary?

I have a spaceship I'm moving around on the screen, when the player moves the ship, it rotates on its axis. However, when the ship meets a clamped boundary(on the x-axis) it abruptly stops. How do I ...
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### Unity3D - Smooth rotation for seek steering behavior

I am trying to implement Reynolds' seek steering behaviour, but I am having problems on the rotation part. This is what I have: void FixedUpdate() { // get position of current waypoint ...
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### How to create a linear plateform between two points?

I have a set of 2D coordinates. Their positions are regular on the X axis, but unpredictable on the Y axis: I would like to create slim platform between each point in order tu use it as ground for ...
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### 3d rotation of a cube using DirectX

I can't solve an apparently simple problem: i have a cube, similar to the one in the following picture I've tried to write a small demo where i can rotate the cube by dragging the mouse, but i can'...
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### Extract a rotation matrix given a camera direction (vector) and a up vector for the camera?

I am having some issues constructing a rotation matrix from a camera direction vector. The Up vector is computed from the camera direction as such: up = cross(cross(direc,(0,1,0)),direc) How do i ...
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### How to compute a transformation matrix that describes each position and rotation on a sphere?

I am having an issue constructing my transformation matrices, for this sphere problem. I know the 3d coordinate of the center, and the radius of, the sphere. Since I know the radius and center ...
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### Smoothing a rotation vector

I am currently using OpenCV to track the face of a person. With this I extract the feature points and calculate the objects heads pose by applying the "solvePnP" function. This function gives me a ...
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### Unity 3d Js head bone rotations

There is another version of Head Look script (link here, and code below) https://xenoaisam.com/2015/04/28/unity3d-eye-focus-and-head-look/ This is a simpler open source code that works better with ...
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### Camera movement on a sphere, and how to look while doing it

I am trying to make some kind of pointerlocked walking simulator that involves movement of the camera on the inside of a sphere. I've looked at Walking on a sphere, but that solution fights what I'm ...
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### Wrong pivot point of parent / wrong scale of children

I'm trying to make two objects, in is an intact glass, the other one is the glass but shattered. So for the shattered glass, in Maya I make a Plane, cut it with the multi-cut tool, extrude the faces, ...
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### Roatating a Game Object downward

In my game I have a rocket which is traveling horizontally across the screen. What I am trying to do is when the player runs out of fuel, the rockets engine stops (already coded) and then the rocket ...
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### Libgdx Sprite rotation around specific point

I made complex dynamic body that rotates around other body that is static. It works perfectly, however I got messed up with sprite position on that body. Here's what I have now and here's what I ...
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### Rotating A model in 3D so it matches its direction of movement

So I have a model of a spear and when it gets thrown I want to set the orientation of the spear to its direction. ( I also want to use this for other things like bullets pointing in the direction ...
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### How to spin a 2D quad in place using only matrices?

In short, I have a textured 2D quad (a sprite). I would like to rotate/spin it about the z-axis (coming out of the screen) using nothing but matrices. If I do the following to a transform with scale ...
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### Calculating a matrix to have the model follow terrain

So I've been messing around with 3D graphics in Java (using lwjgl), and I've hit a bit of a roadblock. I have a heightmap and a cube, and I want to find a way to have the cube rotate to follow the ...
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### Rotate a UI Image exactly 360 degrees over the course of 1 second?

I have a UI Image that I want the user to click and have it rotate 360 degrees once on the z axis. I can get it to rotate through a coroutine but I'm having trouble making it stop once it is started. ...
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### How to rotate with quaternions

I need to simply rotate around an axis, but because unity uses quaternions for calculating i have issues with converting into euler angles. When i ask for rotation of an object in euler angles it ...
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### In Game Maker Studio, why does the image rotation have to be performed every step?

I'm a software developer who's trying to get into game development casually on the side. I picked up Game Maker Studio a while ago on a Steam Sale, and I'm finally getting into using it, especially ...
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### Rotating hitboxes in pygame?

I'm using pygame.rect.colliderect() to check hitbox collision between sprites in my game, but now that i'm rotating the sprites, I'm realizing I can't do this because there's no way to rotate a pygame ...
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### How can I find the rotation of a hinge joint?

I'm wondering if there is a way to get the rotation of a hinge joint. Not the actual transform.rotation/localRotation/Rotate etc. but like the rotation of the hinge joint component. For example what I ...
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### How do I stop the player from rotating when they collide with a tile?

I use Touch movement and if I jump and hit a corner with the feet of my player, my player rotates but I don't want this. Can anyone help me jumping without rotating if I hit anything ? here is my ...
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### BulletPhysics ship rotation

First of all, I'm a beginner in game physics, and I think this is a relatively easy problem that I'm not grasping. Short Version: I have a box(representing a ship on water) going forward with a ...
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### How to clamp a direction vector within a direction pyramid?

In 2D you can specific an angle range such as [-45 to +45] and clamp a 2D direction vector within that angle range. I want to have something similar for 3D. I want to specify the allowed directional ...
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### Translate D3DXMatrixLookAtLH to Unity compatible code

I am currently trying to port a really old Game (I have the source of it) to Unity as a fun project. And I'm currently stuck with the object rotation techniques in Unity compared to the ones used in ...
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### libgdx sphere rotation after movement

I'm moving my sphere on the screen using this method: Matrix4 m = myBall.body.getCenterOfMassTransform(); Vector3 translation = new Vector3(); m.getTranslation(translation); float multiplier = delta ...