Transformation in game development is usually refers to linear algebra operations on points, vectors and matrices.

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Proper normal vector transformations in normal mapping

Hello! This question is about transforming normal vectors from normal maps properly. I have tried methods from over five sources, still can't get it to work, and I'm really desperate. Included are ...
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Transformed Vertices have wrong Z Axis

For quite some time I've been working on my open 3D game engine, to learn how this stuff works. You can see the full codebase relating to my problem here on GitHub. I'm using an OpenGL 3.3 Core ...
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Does vector transformation order matter?

Theoretical question - imagine a car object. There are two (or more) 'forces' acting on this car, these forces will affect where the car will steer. But the forces are calculated using car's location ...
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In Java swing, while handling a 2D top down game, how should I handle scaling for quality transformations (mainly screen rotation)

For my top down game, I plan to have screen rotation where entities don't rotate, but everything else does. I am using a raster array to store my image so I don't have to render things stacked on each ...
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OpenGL model transforms wrong on AMD GPU

I've been writing a program that uses OpenGL to display some simple 3D models (rays, cuboids, spheres and simple meshes). I am targeting the programmable pipeline in OpenGL 3.2. So far I have been ...
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How can I convert OBJ data into CSS3D transformations?

I want to convert the data in a 3D .obj file (vertices, normals, faces) to CSS3D (width, height, rotateX,Y,Z and/or similar transforms). I found a bunch of formulae and what-not, but 3D isn't my ...
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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 force a translation to go through an exact point?

I have a camera object with a script that will whether translate it with a set speed, or stop it. I also have 7 "checkpoints", where there are 7 different quads, who will stop the camera whenever the ...
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Rendering curved text in AndEngine

I'm trying to implement a small game using AndEngine and I have a question about the Text. More specifically, I'm wondering if it is possible to deform the text so that you can have a "curved" text or ...
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Cube goes through objects

I have Unity Pro 4.6.1 and I am trying to make a cube move with the arrow keys. Here are the barriers before I move the cube: And here's when I move the cube (the problem): I don't want the ...
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Libgdx, how do i get the translation and rotation of a node from a model instance?

I have a model instance of a character, and a model instance of a sword weapon. THe character has a node on his right hand so he can "carry" the sword. Right now I use this code so the sword's ...
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How to compute matrix transform local/world on OpenGL

I'm developing an OpenGL program where each object / entity contains m_WorldPosition, m_WorldOrientation, m_WorldScale and m_WorldTransform (Vector3, Quaternion, Vector3 and Matrix4f). The problem is ...
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importing animations in Blender, weird rotations/locations

This is for the Blender 2.6 API. There are two problems: 1. When I import a single animation frame from my animation file to Blender, all bones look fine. But when I import multiple (all of the ...
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Flipped model has wrong triangle order

I have list of models and transform matrix for each of them. Some of models are flipped along X or Y or Z axis. This meshes will be rendered wrong, back face is rendered instead of front. I tried to ...
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Inline-Building a World (SRT) Matrix

Currently, to construct a world matrix, I have the following code: return FromScale(scale) * rotation.RotMatrix * FromTranslation(translation); However, this is constructing three matrices, and ...
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Why do we move the world instead of the camera?

I heard that in an OpenGL game what we do to let the player move is not to move the camera but to move the whole world around. For example here is an extract of this tutorial: OpenGL View matrix ...
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How can I increase the horizontal speed of something every N seconds in Unity and make it STAY increased? [duplicate]

I have these particles that only move horizontally and to make the game harder I would like to increase the speed of these particles every 5 or so seconds. I am not sure how to do this I am still ...
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Organizing a Transform class to internally use quaternions

So, I'm interested in building a Transform class similar to the one used in Unity Engine, but in C++. My intent is for it to be user-friendly to change the position, rotation, and scale of a variable ...
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Why does the projection matrix transform object points into a unit cube in computer graphics?

This semester I both took a computer vision and a computer graphics seminar. But only now before the exams I realize that there seems to be a fundamental difference between projection in both topics. ...
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How do I create a view matrix directly from a quaternion and a position vector?

Given a quaternionic camera such that: typedef struct { vector3 upReference; vector3 rightReference; vector3 forwardReference; vector3 position; quaternion orientation; ...
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How to compute the forward, up and right vectors from a single quaternion?

Given a quaternion float x, y, z, w; How does one the forward, up and right vector from a single quaternion? vec3 up; vec3 forward; vec3 right; quat_get_all_axis(&quat, &up, &forward, ...
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Transformation order for augmented reality game using OpenCV and OpenGL

I'm trying to create a simple AR application where I'm augmenting the camera image of a Kinect with virtual objects that are tracked using an optical tracking system. The following picture ...
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OpenGL - Arcball camera rotation

I'm implementing arcball camera rotation, whereby a camera is looking at a coordinate and rotates around it in the x-axis or the y-axis such that the camera is circulating around it; the y-axis will ...
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Is it more efficient to transform vertices on the CPU or the GPU?

Working on optimizing the rendering core of my game engine and I have a couple of questions. Is it more efficient to transform vertices to world space on the CPU before you send then stream to the ...
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Drawing a missile relative to the ship

I'm drawing my ship by the following code and wanted to draw a missile at the tip of the ship, so that when I click spacebar it fires that missile. I don't know if what I'm doing is correct or not. Is ...
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what is the very last element of a 4x4 transformation matrix for? [duplicate]

while its a similar value to its neighbour - Z translation (and I wont say if thats above or to the left for fear of sparking a religious war!) and it only seems to change when the Z translation value ...
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Translating Objects in Worldspace

Given the worldspace coordinates of a collection of arbitrarily positioned objects, how do I translate them while preserving their relative placement? For instance, I have a table and a few bowls that ...
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Connecting a model's joint to the joint of another model

I am trying to figure out the math behind orientating and translating a model so that a specified point on the model will connect with a specified point on another model. For example, given the ...
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How do I make my camera follow a Box2D object?

I'm implementing a camera in my game. It worked for regular objects, but I began using Box2D and obviously things changed a bit. I have a Body object that I want to draw at the center of the screen. ...
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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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How can I stop transform.position from being modified when adding a child object?

I suspect there is a well-known and easy to explain reason for the behavior I'm seeing, but I am having difficulty explaining it (and likely not able to Google for the answer). When adding a child ...
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Transformations and basis vectors

I've been reading this very nice tutorial on OpenGL, and I encountered a statement which I can't wrap my head around. In Chapter 6, it states: Transformation from one space to another ultimately ...
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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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Translate click on screen to point on plane in 3D space

I am creating a 2.5D game with the camera at a slight angle, like so: The grid is the "playing field," and the positive x, y, and z directions are labelled. I already know all the details about ...
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Instantiating and deleting objects with triggers problem

I'm trying to create some kind of dust field, by now I'm just creating small balls for testing, between the bounds of a BoxCollider which I use as my dust field. When the box collider goes outside the ...
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In libgdx, how do I get the intersection of a ray with a model instance?

I am using LibGDX trying to use raypicking to pick a point on a Mesh. I have two methods for this that don't seem to work quite right: /** * @param ray * @param intersection The vector to store ...
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Relative Transformations for Bones

I'm using Blender to export my armatures in relative coordinates, and I'm trying to get to absolute coordinates in my engine. For the above example, the childBone's tip is an offset of [-1,0,0], ...
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OpenGL not rendering full scene, it is a mystery [closed]

I am trying to draw a scene in the sort of style of mock vector graphics. I've helped on a 2D game before with GLSL, but I tried to keep a simple approach to this project since I'm working by myself, ...
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How to translate vertex buffer coordinates in 2D

I am trying to (using a 2D Directx9 engine library) rotate/translate a set of points in a vertex buffer. I understand how this would be done in a 3D system - i.e using the vertex shader stage of ...
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Can't figure out projection transform

I'm trying to fugure out all the spaces transformations, and currently have some inconsistency I can't understand. I'm working on a 2D game (so we assuming Z is always 0 for now), on a device with ...
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Realtime fisheye to cubic or spherical panorama transformations with OpenGL or pixelshaders

I'd like to transform a sequence of circular fisheye-images to cubic or spherical panorama images to be used in a panorama-viewer based on OpenGL. The viewer-part is nemas problemas but the transform ...
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Distort a quad with a World Matrix

Is it possible to distort a quad multiplying its vertices by a specific world matrix? See the picture to understand what kind of distortion I need: Please note, that the quad is in 3d space and I ...
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How can I translate a game object towards a position?

I am instantiating my game objects (spheres) through scripts. I want my spheres to move from one location to another. but I don't know how to do this. Update is called once per frame. Is that what I ...
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How do I rotate and flip 2D sprites stored in a 1D array of pixels?

I am using a 1D array of pixels for rendering in 2D in java. I am interested in rotation (in radians) and mirroring across the x and y axes. The desired result looks something like this: Public void ...
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Camera world matrix to view matrix

I've been working on a game engine and I model every object in my scene graph as an "entity" this includes my camera. My camera therefore has a position and rotation in world space and at the moment ...
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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 ...
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How do I deal with floating-point error given a far-away camera?

Whenever a camera is "far" away (its location is some "large" vector), trouble arises when rendering objects close to it: It is the classic precision loss from subtracting 2 floating point numbers. I ...
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How do I combine matrix transformation with non-uniform screen scaling in Flash?

I'm using a Flash transformation matrix for affine transformation. I have a rectangular image being rotated and scaled (in 2D). There are two sets of scaling variables, ScreenScaleX and ScreenScaleY, ...
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transformation before the perspective divide but after projecting perspectively

My problem is that I would like to confine a scene render to a (possibly rotated) rectangle without using glViewport(). I don't want to use it to save, if possible, some cycles that would otherwise be ...
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Transform world space using Kinect FloorClipPlane to move origin to floor while keeping orientation

The Kinect SDK provides a property SkeletonFrame.FloorClipPlane that describes the orientation of the floor plane relative to the camera. MSDN contains slightly more information in the Coordinate ...