# Ray picking - get direction from pitch and yaw

I am attempting to cast a ray from the center of the screen and check for collisions with objects.

When rendering, I use these calls to set up the camera:

GL11.glRotated(mPitch, 1, 0, 0);
GL11.glRotated(mYaw, 0, 1, 0);
GL11.glTranslated(mPositionX, mPositionY, mPositionZ);


I am having trouble creating the ray, however. This is the code I have so far:

ray.origin = new Vector(mPositionX, mPositionY, mPositionZ);
ray.direction = new Vector(?, ?, ?);


My question is: what should I put in the question mark spots? I.e. how can I create the ray direction from the pitch and roll?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Assuming the ray should have some length r, your x, y, and z components can be calculated like this:
x = r * sin(mPitch) * cos(mYaw)