# Tagged Questions

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

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### Rotating an object with quaternion

I have a question in regards to using quaternions for the rotation of my graphics object. I have a Transform class which has the following constructor with default parameters: Transform(const glm::...
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### Project rotated matrix to isometric coordinate

I have a group of soldiers, and each has a vector describing their position in the squad. When the group rotates, I do this math to calculate the desired position of each soldier. var unitPositions : ...
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### Affine transformation: rotate a plane parallel to another plane

I am writing a function that extrudes a 2D shape along a 3D spline, as found in 3D modeling software. I need a way of translating a set of points P so that they all lie in a new plane L (preserving ...
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### Is there a way to rotate an Ellipse in libGDX for collision detection purposes?

I'm trying to avoid having multiple overlapping Circles for a UFO-shaped sprite. Two Ellipse objects will perfectly cover the shape of my UFO, but I want to tilt/rotate the UFO when flying left and ...
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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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### How to compute the forward facing direction from three angles and then translate along it?

Given: float yaw, pitch, roll; How does one compute the forward direction: vec3 forward = computeForwardFromEulers(yaw, pitch, roll); Next, I would like to use this information to translate an ...
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### How do I limit the rotation speed of a mouse-following object?

I am trying to make a 2D top-down game where player controls a spaceship. The spaceship (a rocket) is just a sprite following the mouse cursor with a fixed speed and is always pointing toward the ...
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### How can I add banking and rotation to this object manipulation script?

I have made a drone script that allows user to move in four directions and ascend/descend. I found a nice tilt snippet which makes the thing bank when it moves. However, when I include this, the ...
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### Camera Movement Smoothing

I am trying to smooth a camera I create in my game, but I can't seem to find a way to actually do this correctly. What I have : //Calculate the "current" Forward vector var cameraForward = -...
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### Rotate can I rotate an object to a target angle using Euler Angles?

How do I rotate an object from its current angle to the desired angle in increments on 1 axis? The problem is the wraparound at 360 degrees What I have so far (Note: pseudocode): double MaxSpeed =...
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### Hero made of parts 2d rotation

I have a problem with rotation of my hero in 2D space. The hero is made of body parts such as: head, arms etc. Every part is a separate sprite. When I want to rotate the hero, I have to rotate all ...
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### Make square walk by rotating around corners

I in the very beginning of making a small game, and I'm having some problems getting the basic movement of my character. My character is a square that can be moved by rotating around a corner. The ...
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### Rotating a 3d vector around an axis using sines and cosines

I am trying to represent a 3d cone light's direction using only 2 variables. Right now I represent it with two points (6 variables) but I know that the direction in 3d space can be represented by two ...
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### Sprite rotation LibGDX

I'am using the current mouse position to aim the player sprite, but I am not getting the best results. I want my sprite to have the direction pointed wherever my cursor is in the screen. Here's my ...
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### Trouble With Quaternions and orbital camera:

UPDATED: I have been trying to implement a Orbital Camera of sorts in a engine I am currently doing in Unity3D, the issue being I can't seem to do the correct rotation no matter what. This is what it ...
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### How to constrain axis-angle rotation?

I have a problem where I'm performing an axis-angle rotation and am trying to constrain my rotations. Specifically I have a skeleton (model/mesh with rig, transforms are hierarchy parented to pelvis ...
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### Rotate object against Gyroscope in Unity

I would like to rotate a simple object against the z-rotation of the gyroscope of a smartphone, so that the object will always "look" to the physical floor where the user is standing. After that, I ...
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### Quaternion Rotation - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?

when we specify a Quaternion as (axis of rotation, rotation amount), in which 'direction' is the rotation, assuming we are looking down the rotation axis (i.e. camera at the origin, looking along the ...
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### Lookrotation of a gameObject in just one axis

So I am trying to orient a gameObject ( house in the picture below) which is nothing but a plane and has a 2d texture on it as you see below. The whole game is made on a hex sphere. I am using ...
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### 2D sprite 360 degrees rotation according to the mouse

I am trying to make my top down character rotate according to degrees between its position and the mouse. I'm using this code: float xDiff = mouseState.X - (graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth / 2); ...
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### Applying angular velocity distorts model

I am calculating the orientation of a sphere through the following code wV = new Vector3(0, pi/2, 0); w = new Quaternion(wV, 0); // o is the current Orientation o.Normalize(); w = 0.5f * w * o; // dt ...
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### How to calculate corner marks of a rotated rectangle?

I've got two elements, a 2D point and a rectangular area. The point represents the middle of that area. I also know the width and height of that area. And the area is tilted by 40° relative to the ...
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### How to rotate and move a model in the direction it is facing?

I am not using Unity or XNA. Eventually, I will probably use OpenTK for graphics. But for the concept of a game I'm writing, I am using the console for keyboard input and visual logging of events, etc....
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### Aligning a gameObject to position and normal of another gameObject inside Unity

So I am instantiating a GameObject (the one with cities and trees in the image below) and trying to align it to a hex tiles on a Sphere. So after I instantiate the gameObject, I ray-cast to get it ...
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### Get quaternion between two objects on sphere

In a planetary gravity environment objects are represented in the following way: struct object { struct quaternion quat; // quaternion to represent the rotation between the object and the center ...
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### How do I make a 2D race car turn smoothly? [duplicate]

I'm making a competitive 2-player 2D racing game for a school project. I'm struggling with the movements of my car: I made it a square for testing purposes and it can move left, right, up or down, but ...
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### 3d Rotation problem

I was given an interesting (but tough) problem to solve: In a game, you want to change the heading of an enemy by +30°. Construct a Rotation Matrix, Euler Angles and a Quaternion that would do this. ...
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### 3d game math problem [duplicate]

i'm very much new to 3d math operations. I know how to rotate 3d points certain degrees arbitrarily by any axis but we were given a strange problem to think on. I'll spare using actual numbers on it,...
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### 3D Translations relative to 3D Rotations

I'm trying to program camera movement to be relative to camera rotation. (Forward is always forward, regardless of pitch, yaw, and roll) I want to be able to move forward, backward, left, right, up, ...
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### Can't seem to get Sprite to face left in sfml c++

I am having some small issues getting my sprite character to flip around. Basically I have a character that can walk to the right.. I am looking to flip it so that it looks like it is walking left. I ...
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### 2D Rotation Transform Matrix Issues

I'm stuck on my computer graphics class homework. I'm sorry if this is not right place to ask. I think this is closest thing to computer graphics. My assignment is to create basic 2D colored ...
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### Mouse click movement

I need to make realistic human movement (3D) using mouse click. Get mouse click point using Raycast. Smoothly Slerp to LookRotation. Move transform.forward. Everything works fine, except I have ...
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### Rotating a scene around a fixed axis

I am looking for a way to move my scene so that when I translate forward/back/left right it moves directly up/down/left/right on the screen. Currently it does do that until I rotate (by anything ...
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### Strange quaternion rotation

I was implementing some quaternion rotations in too my infant 3d game engine and the rotations were really strange? Excuses my cluelessness. Anyways this is what I have: static XMVECTOR ...
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### Quaternion Rotation Help

So I'm making a little engine with DirectX 11 and C++. (Some other help from other API's as well) DirectX has this function XMMatrixRotationQuaternion(XMVECTOR quaternion). I know nothing about this ...
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### How can I make an object move in four directions relative to its rotation?

I want to make a game object move in directions relative to the direction is facing. That is, If the user presses the "W" key the object goes "forward" if its presses "D" the object goes to its left. ...
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### X, Y, Z rotation around camera

I'm making a 3d orthogonal-projected, game using painters' algorithm in java. I'm able to rotate the objects with incremental rotations (e.g. rotate all objects 10 degrees) using affine ...
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### From 3d rotation, snap to nearest 90 directions

I have a 4x4 transformation matrix, made only from successive rotations and translations, and I'd like to "snap" my object to the "nearest" of the 24 orthogonal (multiples of 90 degree) rotations. I'...
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### How to rotate object not from it's center point but from it's another point?

I am new in unity and I am developing a game where I want to rotate my object I try this code for it. if(Input.GetMouseButton(0)){ if(Input.GetMouseButtonDown(0)){ ...
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### Why are my target-following objects rotated the wrong way?

I writing a script that would make my players reach a target destination. It looks like this so far: private void MoveTowardsGoal() { if (Vector3.Distance (reachGoalTarget.transform.position, ...
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### Unity 2D, C# - Make object move diagonally by a certain angle?

I have a sprite object which I want to move in 8 directions. Left, Right, Up, Down, Left top, Right top, Left down, Right down. The view is 2D with a isometric projection. The difficulties I am ...
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### Camera rotation issue Libgdx

I have a OrthographicCamera and I want to rotate 90° it, but when I rotate it seems to be shifted more to the right. Before rotation: http://postimg.org/image/tc9jpq9zr/ After rotation:http://...
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### Rotating a square rendered on a Bitmap

I'm writing a Software Renderer for fun/learning. Basically, it's just a giant array of integers which contain hexadecimal values (representing colour) that are rendered to the screen.... int ...
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### Set new forward directions based on camera position [duplicate]

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. When I look at the back of the player and press forward, player goes forward. Then I rotate 360 around the player and "forward direction"...
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### Box2D body rotation with setTransform

I' having a problem rotating a body with setTransform(), The body has multiple sensors that should rotate with the player. The rotation works but it rotates around the bodys local 0,0 position instead ...
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### How can I make my player move in the direction the camera faces?

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. My problem is that wherever camera is facing, players forward is always the same direction. For example when camera is facing the right ...
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### Accurate sprite rotation with mouse movement

I am using the current mouse position to aim the player sprite, but I am not getting the best results. It will often by off by a noticeable amount, or even a complete ~180 off if I go from one side, ...
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### Simultaneously translating and rotating sprite in Unity

I have a 2D object (a PNG file I dragged onto the screen) which is a circle I would like to move left and right when the correct side of the screen is touched and have it rotate in the respective ...