# Rotating 2D positions without rotating graphics

I am working on a basic 2D game from an overhead/fake isometric perspective. Arrow keys move the camera left/right/up/down. The trouble occurs when I tried to add rotation.

I want the player to be able to rotate the camera (or map?) around the camera's center. The sprite positions should move during the rotation, but the sprite graphics should not rotate. For example, the sprites will always point "up" even as their position rotates around the screen.

I thought this was would be easy. Just keep track of the X, Y, and rotation of the camera. However, I am having some issues. Here is a snippet of my code (Go with the Pixel 2d library):

if win.Pressed(pixelgl.Key1) {
camRot += camRotSpeed * dt
}
if win.Pressed(pixelgl.KeyLeft) {
camX += camSpeed * dt
}
// similar for other key presses...

// Draw objects
for i, entity := range entities {
sin := math.Sin(camRot)
cos := math.Cos(camRot)
}


There are two issues: (1) after rotating, using the arrow keys now moves the camera at an angle instead of up/down/left/right and (2) I do not know how to rotate around the screen's center rather than whatever the current orientation is (0,0 in the bottom left?).

Note: The Pixel library makes use of transformation matrices rather than pure coordinates. At first I thought this was good (I can just do a rotation on the entire screen!) but then the graphics rotate as well. As such, I just try to emulate using pure coordinates and ignore the matrix (see the line with adjustedMatrix, the matrices[i] is just that entities' X Y position).

An example of what I am trying to achieve can be seen in the first few seconds of this video

if win.Pressed(pixelgl.KeyLeft) { camX += camSpeed * dt }  to
if win.Pressed(pixelgl.KeyLeft) { camX += camSpeed * dt * cos(camRot) camY += camSpeed * dt * sin(camRot) }