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

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### Why do we say things are rotated around the z-axis in a space graph?

I've embarked on a journey of game development. I need to learn lots of 3D terminology, since I want to make 3D games. I learned that X is to the right, Y is up, and Z is towards you. Then why when a ...
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### PhysX - Revolute joint around unit vector

I'm using a right-handed coordinate system with (0,0,-1) = forward, (1,0,0) = right and (0,1,0) = up. PhysX version is 3.3.0. I have a unit vector which represents the axis around which my actor is ...
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### Error in plane transformation

I have a bunch of coplanar points, who sit on plane P. I want to translate the plane to Q with the points upon. Here is what I do: I take three points from P, say a, b, c. Their centroid is denoted ...
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### Rotation with XMMatrix to Rotation with XMFLOAT3

I'm rotating a Direction Light around a fixed object, so the light only contains a XMFLOAT3 to determine it's direction that it is facing. I have another object rotation using the variable Rotation ...
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### Get 3D quad rotation matrix from points

I have 4 3D points which represent a even quad in space. (So 3 points are sufficient) I need to get all the individual transformations (translation, rotation, dimensions) so that I can build that quad ...
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### How can I simplify this code to compute the shortest rotation between two angles?

The following code will find the shortest rotation (in radians) (from pi to -pi) that I need to apply to from to leave me with to. Scalar rotationBetween(Scalar from, Scalar to) { Scalar fromMod =...
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### Unity 2D angular velocity center [duplicate]

I try to add angular velocity to my GameObject with this command: rigidbody2D.angularVelocity = Random.value * tumble; All works, but I want center of velocity be in the center of my rigidbody, but ...
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### Three.js camera turning leftside right

In Three.js I am trying to implement an orbiting camera can be rotated around the x and the y axis. I am using these two functions: function rotateX(rot) { var x = camera.position.x, ...
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### Camera movement in Super Hexagon

I do realize there is no camera in OpenGL ES 2, but from my understanding you can simulate one using view and projection matrices. I'm using Android, by the way. Here's a video of the game, in case ...
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### 3d rotation of a Gunner unit to shoot the target

I'm developing a scenario to shoot incoming targets by a specific gunner unit, however I'm confused to actual logic of shooting an object with a gun. I'm working in 3D environment. I'v target's ...
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### What are “local” and “global” rotations?

Each node in jME3 has local and global rotations, which can be expressed in quaternions. What are they? Documentation has no clues, about in which state rotations are zero?
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### XNA 3D cube rotation problem

I am new to game programming and still trying to clear up my basics. I am stuck with a problem and unable to resolve on my own knowledge. I am trying to rotate a 3d cube in MonoGame (Similar to XNA) ...
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### Libgdx Do a fixed rotation for orthographic camera

I'm trying to rotate my OrthographicCamera in the render loop to a fixed angle, but I can only make the camera spin. This is the code that I have: in create(): OrthographicCamera camera = new ...
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### Do I need to store a generic rotation point/radius for rotating around a point other than the origin for object transforms?

I'm having trouble implementing a non-origin point rotation. I have a class Transform that stores each component separately in three 3D vectors for position, scale, and rotation. This is fine for ...
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### Rotation matrix for a 3D vector

I have a direction vector on which I have to apply some rotation to align it to positive z-axis. To use Matrix.CreateRotationX(angle) of XNA, I need the angle for which I'd have to compute cos or tan ...
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### Repelling a rigidbody in the direction an object is rotating

Working in Unity, I have a game object which I rotate each frame, like so: void Update() { transform.Rotate(new Vector3(0, 1, 0) * speed * Time.deltaTime); } However, I'm running into problems ...
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### libgdx rotation (animation, arrays) issues and help needed

well i am a noob at java and libgdx. i got the homing bullet working with the help of someone. now i am smashing my head as to how i can make it rotate so it faces the ball (which is the main ...
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### what's wrong with my lookAt and move forward code?

so am still in the process of getting familiar with libGdx and one of the fun things i love to do is to make basics method for reusability on future projects, and for now am stacked on getting a ...
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### How to rotate a set of points on z = 0 plane in 3-D, preserving pairwise distances?

I have a set of points double n[] on the plane z = 0. And I have another set of points double[] m on the plane ax + by + cz + d = 0. Length of n is equal to length of m. Also, euclidean distance ...
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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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### How can I find the difference between rotations represented as angles in [0, 360]?

What is the easiest way to find the difference between two 2D rotations/directions? I want to test if one rotation is within 10° of another. I would just subtract, but there are some problems ...
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### LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem

LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem Tearing my hair out on this one. I am an experienced software developer, but very new to LibGdx and Box2D development. I am writing a game ...
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### Incomplete mesh using DrawIndexedPrimitives after rotating mesh

Through help on this site I was able to draw the triangles of an unrotated, nonscaled nontransformed mesh created in Blender and exported to OBJ, accurately imported through Assimp and rendered in XNA ...
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### Bullets won't shoot out of barrel in top-down shooter

So I am working on a top down shoot and have been stumped on why my bullets refuse to come out of the barrel of the gun. I know about the rotation equation which is x2 = x * cos(theta) - y * sin(...
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### How do I disassemble a 3x3 transformation matrix into rotation and scaling matrices?

I have a transformation matrix that rotates and scales. Is there any easy way to disassemble it into the original rotation and scaling matrices? For instance: M = R * S; // I need f and h such that ...
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### Unity - Quaternion - Rotate / Unrotate Error

I'm trying to un-rotate a quaternion, aligning it with the axis, and then rotate it back to where it was originally. But with every iteration it seems to lose precision and just after 20 iterations ...
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### Matrix rotation wrong orientation LibGDX

I'm having a problem with matrix rotation in libgdx. I rotate it using the method matrix.rotate(Vector3 axis, float angle) but the rotation happens in the model orientation and I need it happens in ...
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### Camera rotation around point, but without centering

Let's say i have the following: Point somewhere in space Camera with position and orientation (up, right, forward) I want to rotate camera around the point, but also keep this point in same place ...
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### Quaternion - rotating rigidBody to particular angle over time

Using Bullet Physics. There's a rigid body that is rotated. For some delta-time I need to rotate that body to have rotation of (0, y, 0) - keep the old y value rotation but reset x and z. The ...
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### How do I get a sprite's angle after collision?

I'm using Cocos2d (version 3) and I want my hero sprite to be jostled around by incoming enemy sprites. The Chipmunk-based physics work, but I need some way to track the rotation of the sprite after a ...
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### How to find optimal perpendicular axis of rotation vector to draw arrows?

I am drawing lines on the screen. Each line has a point (x,y,z) and a direction (u,v,w). I want to draw arrow heads on these lines, like two lines that start from (x,y,z) and leave at a 15 degree ...
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### GLM Rotating Combining Multiple Quaternions?

I have a camera which I want to control with my mouse. I want the mouse to control the pitch and yaw of the camera but not the roll. To avoid loss of significance, I am storing the quaternions for ...
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### OpenGL: glRotatef cause performance drop while rotating -x and -y

I have made a rotating cube and I got some performance drops while using two glRotatef calls. So basically this code is giving me 80FPS: //code 1 GLrotate_x += 0.4f; GLrotate_y += 0.4f; ...
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### How can I restrict the rotation of an object to a subset of axes using quaternions?

I've got a question about quaternions in my WebGL application. How can I rotate an object only around two axes? For example, how can I exclude/nullify rotation about the Y axis? The problem is that ...
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### Unity objects not rotating around pivot point

Suddenly, for some reason, objects in the unity editor started rotating around their center of gravity (at least that's what I think is going on) instead of their pivot point. I tried placing the ...
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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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### Movement and rotation of bodies in top down game

We are developing a 2D top down game with libgdx using the included box2d as physics engine. We don't want our bodies to accelerate but to instantly move with the wanted velocity. The bodies are ...
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### libgdx get rotated sprite coords points

I would like to get the position of each edge of a sprite when he has been rotated. I have no idea how to do it, I made a image to explain it. I would like to get the X and Y position of each Red ...
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### JavaScript: Rotating a canvas around its center for a 2D sidescroller

I've been making a 2D sidescrolling game using JavaScript and HTML. The game is set in space, where the player character can fly around (Up, Down, Left and Right keys) and rotate the world around him (...
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### Rotating image around a given point

Im trying to simulate shadows in a 2d RPG, So far I can make the shadows but i cant blit them properly, Im trying to rotate them according to where the "sun" is (just a position) I have looked at ...
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### Xna 4 Model Rotation with inertia not working as expected with variable updates

I am trying to rotate a model with inertia damping with the keyboard. The code works great with a fixed time step but it doesn't behave the same with a variable update frequency. Update method: ...
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### How do I make a cube move by rolling?

I am learning jMonkeyEngine by making some small games with it. I have a simple rectangular cube that I want the player to be able to roll around the game world. When he presses the arrow keys, the ...
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### OpenGL ES object rotation around z axis

I have an object on my screen which is presented rotated and panned, But i have 2 problems regarding the z axis rotations. It's a bit tricky to explain so i uploaded 2 videos to describe each problem. ...
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### Bounding Box in Monogame for mouse picking

Hello guys so I'm implementing this mouse manager to be able to pick up objects. My application uses mainly textured quads in 3d space. I'm using bounding boxes in monogame to do so, however my ...
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### How do I determine the look-at vector of a free-look camera?

I'm trying to create a free-look camera with DirectX 10. I've figured out how to get the directions for forward and back and left to right. However, I don't know how to rotate the look-at vector of ...
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### Andengine Rotate Wheel with fast acceleration

I have a Wheel sprite and i am rotating it using Physics RevoluteJointDef. Its rotating. But problem is how i can make wheel to start moving fast. It took the speed after sometime like real. // ...
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### How do I scale and rotate around different points in Libgdx? [duplicate]

I'm using a SpriteBatcher to rotate and scale a TextureRegion in libGDX. I'd like to rotate the texture around an origin outside of the region, but have the texture scaled around the region's center. ...
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### How to spin an object on its own axis?

I'm trying to spin up my own 3D vector graphics engine, so I'd like to do this without an existing library. And I don't seem to be able to find the math for the correct approach in rotating an object ...