# Tagged Questions

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

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### How to pitch, yaw, roll, an object like a flight simulator in OpenGL?

I'm working on a college Graphics project using LWJGL (OpenGL in Java). I've done most of the scene but I got a problem in figuring out the jet's orientation. Here's how I tried it at the very ...
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### Rotate billboard towards camera

I'm trying to create a particle system in OpenGL, and as such I need to use billboards. I need these billboards to face the camera at all times. The tutorials I've been following only rotated the ...
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### LWJGL glRotatef() without rotating axes?

Okay so, I noticed when you rotate around an axis, say you do this: glRotatef(90.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f); That will rotate things 90 degrees around the x-axis. However, it also sort of rotates the y ...
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### Combining two independent rotations relative to the world frame

I am implementing a mouse rotation which works by accumulating the X-Y delta between frames to yaw and pitch rotation angles. The problem is that I wish rotations to be independent of each other. But ...
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### Rotations of a Rubik's cube

I made a Rubik's cube by arranging smaller cubes. Now I want to apply animations to it. For that I am choosing to use the Rotate class and set the angle of rotation and the axis of rotation,like this ...
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### Rotation of a cube

I came across the statement "rotation about a pivot and an axis" in javafx. The axis is defined byPoint3D and the pivotX, pivotY and pivotZ are of double type. I could not form a relation about what ...
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### Calculating rotation matrix for an object relative to a planets surface in MonoGame

I have a 3D planet and I would like to place models on the planet and have them start with a base rotation relative to the planet surface at their location. So a model at the north pole will have zero ...
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### How to calculate a vector for multi-axis rotations from sphere coordinates?

I'm working on a SceneKit project in iOS, trying to rotate a sphere (representing a planet) so that a point at a given longitude/latitude coordinate is facing "forward" (i.e. that point moves to the {...
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### Rotate sprite direction Cocos2d

I want that my sprite go always forward, and you can only control his direction moving right and left (on 360 degrees). I don't know why, but the movement it's senseless. The constants to move and ...
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### Strange Rotation in LWJGL

What I am trying to do is to create a Rubik's Cube game using LWJGL in Java. I have a lot of it done already, the only problem is the rotating. It just isn't working. I've tried multiple ways of ...
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### How is the gimbal locked problem solved using accumulative matrix transformations

I am reading the online "Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming" book by Jason L. McKesson As of now, I am up to the gimbal lock problem and how to solve it using quaternions. However right here, ...
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### Tweening back from arbitrary 3D rotation in javascript

I'm using a 3D javascript library to rotate the vertex of a 3D object with a classic 3x3 matrix, to an arbitrary angle in the 3D space, as depicted in the image below. For example, a first ...
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### Quaternion rotation problems [duplicate]

I want to rotate my model and I have X and Y rotations. Here is my code: D3DXQUATERNION q, qrotation; D3DXQuaternionRotationAxis(&q, &D3DXVECTOR3(1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f), m_matrixRotX*0....
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### Earth and sun - How to make the sun revolve around the earth in the following code?

I want to imitate the planetary system with Earth and Sun drawn as solid spheres on the same window. I have drawn the two: the earth as the bigger sphere and the sun as the smaller sphere. Now I want ...
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### How to rotate an object around world aligned axes?

I have a Vector3 which has an euler angle for each axis. Usually, when I want to create a rotation matrix I will use functions such as D3DXMatrixRotationX passing the respective angle from my ...
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### Storing component vectors to avoid matrix and quaternion inaccuracies?

I read that I "should really be storing the component vectors (rotation, translation, scale) in addition to the quaternion and matrix forms." The reason for this is that, over time, compound numerical ...
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### How can I shoot an arrow if I know the shot power and target?

I am trying to shoot an arrow at a target with a 100% success rate. Given the initial force applied to the arrow, the gravity, the location of the archer, and the location of the target, how can I do ...
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### Rotation before scaling image/Lower resolution rotation? (XNA/C#)

Currently, when I rotate the image using SpriteBatch.Draw() the image is rotated after it is scaled. Resulting in: Which is using the code public override void Draw(GameTime gameTime) { ...
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### Given a 3d goal point and a turn rate in radius, find max speed to reach goal

I'm working on a 3d space sim with AI agents flying ships through space. I am trying to get them to follow a waypoint path nicely, which involves figuring out how fast they can be travelling and still ...
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### How to translate swipe gestures into rotations?

I am making a snake game. I want to rotate my snake in the direction specified by swiping on the screen, the directions are limited to orthogonals (90 degree increments). It's an android game. Can ...
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### Should I use animation or simple object rotation in this case

I'm making game where players control hover tanks using Unreal Engine 4. Tank have a turret which rotates around for aiming. Turret pivot/center of mass is not exactly in joint with rest of tank so it ...
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### How do I create a rocket projectile that is “dropped”, then accelerates toward the enemy?

I'm making an Asteroids-like game. I've successfully implemented linear bullets. Now I want to add some rocket-styled bullets, with a certain flight path: The rockets should be "dropped" back first, ...
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### OpenGL 2.1 rotation , Gimball lock

I'm working on a little app for a school project , which should be manipulating 3D objects. And i'm stuck with the rotation , as i'm facing what i think is called the gimball lock ? here's a video I ...
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### Translating an object in the rotation direction

I am creating a graphical scene with OpenGL and SDL, and I'm running into a problem in regards to translating an object in its rotation direction. Each of the graphical objects in the scene has a ...
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### Transform.forward having problems after rotation

I have this script, void Update () { float pitch, yaw, roll; pitch = Input.GetAxis ("Mouse Y"); yaw = Input.GetAxis ("Mouse X"); roll=Input.GetAxis ("Roll"); ...
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### Help me understand this vbo/rotation, and how its done opengl c++

Im pretty new to opengl, and I just cant figure out how to rotate this vbo/vao in 2d space. This is how I bind my coordinates: float points[] = { 0.0f, 0.10f, 0.0f, -0.10f, -0.10f, 0.0f, ...
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### Tetris: 2D Rotation Matrix?

I'm creating a Tetris clone right now. I've got the tiles of tetromino stored as an std::array<tile, 4>. Each tile holds its (x,y) coordinates relative to the piece. For example, the t-block is: ...
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### Child object looktowards waypoint

hi guys how can I let my child character looktowards upcoming waypoint which can be on curve,slopes,hill.I have tried sevaral scripts but they are not giving proper rotation across all direction.Most ...
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### Rotating kinematic object around a moving point Box2D

I'm new at Box2D and I am making a simple game where you control the rotation of the maze and the gravity leads the ball to the exit. The game looks like: The problem: I want to rotate the maze, ...
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### Rotating the view around the origin of the world coordinate system

In OpenGL (using shaders), I want to implement a system that will take the user's mouse as input, and then rotate the view about the origin of the rendered scene. So, I need to compute the view matrix ...
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### How can I adjust steer angle based on speed in Unity?

I'm following this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAEpLX3rfms) video on how to make a car in Unity. But my car doesn't lower the steering angle based on the speed of the video. The idea was that you ...
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### smoothly recenter view over time

I'm currently using the Google Cardboard SDK for Unity to build a fighter pilot simulator. What I'm currently trying to do is recenter the view(CardboardHead) smoothly over time when the user looks ...
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### Can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D?

In Unity2D, can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D? I would like to move my character using the circle physics (without fixed-angle), but display him always as if he ...
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### Libgdx RotateToAction does not directly rotate between 179 and -179

It took me a bit of debugging to realize why I'm having trouble with my rotations and it seems that rather than just moving the 2 degrees between 179 and -179, it prefers to rotate all the way in the ...
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### In unity, how do I rotate a vector in relation to the player?

I am making a radar script in a unity FPS game project I am making for class. I already have a working example of a radar script that works in relation to the player's position. However the rotation ...
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### Unity3d - Transform rotation(angle) help

Im trying to rotate an object 90 degrees to the left but instead of rotating straight left it rotates 270 degrees to the right. Here's the part of the code which controls the rotation: ...
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### GLM: Euler Angles to Quaternion

I hope you know GL Mathematics (GLM) because I've got a problem, I can not break: I have a set of Eular Angles and I need to perform smooth interpolation between them. The best way is converting them ...
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### THREE.JS: why is the rotation only applied on the last axis used?

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It is possible to flip VBOs horizontally and vertically by swapping around destination coordinates. Is it possible to rotate an image by any angle, such as 45 degrees, using different destination ...
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### Rotation of rectangles offsets render position

I have an unknown number "Bricks" that must follow a straight, but not always level, path. Each brick is rotated around one central point properly to form a shape of intersecting paths. My problem ...
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### How to keep my Quaternion-using FPS camera from tilting and messing up?

I am using an FPS-like camera, and it uses quaternions. But, whenever I try looking up and then sideways, it tilts, and sometimes it can turn upside down. How can I fix this?
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### Rotate Object inside room according to wall

I have a room. I am trying to move an object whenever it collides with a wall. It's working properly except at the edge of two meeting walls. At the edge it's flicking. I tried to move the object when ...
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### Finding specific coordinates on a rotating line

I'm currently working on a mobile game which mainly consists of a rotating line and a ball. The line rotates 0.500 degrees clockwise around its center every frame. The ball is at first positioned in ...
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### Quaternion.LookRotation() not rotating 360 degrees

In my scene I have two cubes one has a tag "Respawn" and another one has the following script attached: ` using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class NewBehaviourScript : ...
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### How much to roll Z to make horizon level

I've got a flying camera with some arbitrary rotation. (It also has a translation, but that's not important.) It's flying along its local Z axis, traveling in some direction over the ground with some ...
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### XNA - positioning after rotation

I have a turret with a 2 gunbarrels. The turret rotates towards my mouse. So far no problem. When it creates a few bullets and positions them at the end of the gun barrels. Here is the problem. It ...
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### Rotation in 3D space using Quaternion

System Configuration I have two simulation systems (which I am going to call Sim-A and Sim-B) where I am going to spawn an entity created in Sim-A inside Sim-B. Expected outcome The entity created ...
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### 3D 3-axes rotation into 3D 2-axes rotation

Hello everyone and thanks in advance to anyone who'll help me through this ! I am currently working on the Kinect V2 (for XBox One) to interact with an avatar. I'd like to use the rotation quaternion ...