# Questions tagged [rotation]

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

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### Rotating 3d plane to XY plane

I have a triangle in 3d space and would like to create a grid over the triangle, such as in the image below. The purpose of this is to store information about each block of the grid. In order to ...
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### Rotating Objects in OpenGL: glRotate or Quaternions?

I'm coding my first engine and I'm trying to have performance in mind since I'll probably use it for mobiles, and I have this question, should you use glRotate or Quaternions for rotating objects in ...
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### Pitch (X-axis) rotation problem [closed]

Situation: From a first person perspective (camera position) I want to be able to grab an object and have it fixed to the center center of the screen while looking up-down (pitch) and looking left-...
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### Making A Sprite Rotate To A Specific Angle XNA 4.0

I have a game that the character spins when you press either of the triggers on the xbox remote. Here's the code. ...
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### rotate sphere horizontally around another sphere

I currently have an earth and a moon. What I'm trying to achieve is to have the moon physically rotate around the earth horizontally along the equator along a circular path. ...
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### Difference between rotation methods?

My question is in about rotate methods in android.graphics.Camera. In Docs, I saw these comments: public void rotateX (float ...
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### Rotating a 2D Skeleton

I am currently implementing a 2D skeleton system in C# with XNA, but got stuck in how I would rotate the bones around a skeleton's axis. A basic algorithm that I have figured out already would ...
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### Orbiting multiple objects evenly around a changing radius

I have multiple objects (circles) and I want to place them in a circle, with even distance between each one, and have them orbit the center of the screen. If I remove one object, I want the orbit ...
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### 360+ degree rotation skips back to 0 degrees when using Math.Atan2(y, x)

I'm new to XNA and this is my first actual project, so forgive my noobness. I'm using jointAngle = System.Math.Atan2(RightStick.Y, RightStick.X); in order to ...
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### Rotate an object around a point in Ogre3D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I rotate about an arbitrary point in 3D (instead of the origin)? I am new to 3D programming and I have been using Ogre3D lately to get a grasp of it. What I am trying ...
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### Matrix Rotation with three Angles

I want to rotate a form with three given angles fo each of the three axis. But the GLM rotation function takes only one angle and a vector as arguments. How can I ...
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### Calculate gears rotation for a realtime simulation

I'm trying to do a game with real time simulations of gears. There is a big Gear with inside a smaller gear. I managed to draw gears with different diameters but equal size teeth, but if i try to move ...
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### How is the gimbal locked problem solved using accumulative matrix transformations

I am reading the online "Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming" book by Jason L. McKesson As of now, I am up to the gimbal lock problem and how to solve it using quaternions. However right here, ...
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### how to move the camera behind a model with the same angle? in XNA

I'm having difficulty moving my camera behind an object in a 3D world. I'd like to have two view modes: for fps (first person). external view behind the character (third person). I've searched the ...
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### How to rotate to a target position over time

I know how to do rotations to vectors, but how do I rotate over time? For instance say I made a function RotateTo(vec2 iPosition, float iTime); so it rotates to ...
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### Pygame surface rotation, rect rotation or sprite rotation?

i seem to have a conceptual misunderstanding of the surface and rect object in pygame. I currently observe these objects this way: Surface Just the loaded image rect the 'hard' representation of ...
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### Grouping surfaces in pygame to get an object with two movement points

I would like to create a simple tank using pygame. One would drive the tank by controlling he velocities of two caterpillar tracks. They should be the two single movement points of the vehicle. I'm ...
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### Rotate/Translate object in local space

I am just trying to create a movementcontroller class for game entities. These class should transform the entity affected by the mouse and keyboard input. I am able to calculate the changed rotation ...
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### Rotation, further I go from 0:0, the further the object positions around the origin while rotating

For some reason I am having the issue where the following code: ...
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### Routes on a sphere surface - Find geodesic?

I'm working with some friends on a browser based game where people can move on a 2D map. It's been almost 7 years and still people play this game so we are thinking of a way to give them something new....
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### Stop a rotating object at a specified angle?

I'm working in JavaScript with HTML5 and the canvas. I have an object which is rotating at a certain speed, and I need the object's rotation to slow down gradually and the front of the object to stop ...
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### How to make a stack stable? Need help for an explicit resting contact scheme (2-dimensional)

Previously, I struggle with the sequential impulse-based method I developed. Thanks to jedediah referring me to this paper, I managed to rebuild the codes and implement the simultaneous impulse based ...
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### CW/CCW Rotation of a Vector

Considering that I have a vector A, and after an arbitrary rotation I get vector B. I want to use this rotation operation in others vectors as well, but I'm having problems in doing that. My idea do ...
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### Tilting towards turn direction (for a motorbike)

I have a motorbike which moves along based on a direction vector, I set its forward direction to the direction it's moving. What I'd like to also do with it is have the motorcycle tilt in the ...
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### Rotating a Quad around it center

How can you rotate a quad around its center? This is what I am trying to do but it is not working: ...
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### Camera lookAt target changes when rotating parent node

have the following issue.I have a camera with lookAt method which works fine.I have a parent node to which I parent the camera.If I rotate the parent node while keeping the camera lookAt the target , ...
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### How to rotate camera centered around the camera's position?

Currently I am using gluLook at like so: ...
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### Detecting pixels in a rotated Texture2D in XNA?

I know things similar to this have been posted, but I'm still trying to find a good solution... I'm drawing Texture2D objects on the ground in my game, and for Mouse-Over or targeting methods, I'm ...
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### Rotating 2D Object

Well I am trying to learn openGL and want to make a triangle move one unit (0.1) everytime I press one of the keyboard arrows. However i want the triangle to turn first pointing the direction where i ...
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### Rotation of viewplatform in Java3D

I have just started with Java3D programming. I thought I had built up some basic intuition about how the scene graph works, but something that should work, does not work. I made a simple program for ...
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### How to convert pitch and yaw to x, y, z rotations?

I'm a beginner using XNA to try and make a 3D Asteroids game. Update: I'm having a slightly hard time describing this so I made a little animation to show what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube....
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### Rotating multiple points at once in 2D

I currently have an editor that creates shapes out of (X, Y) coordinates and then triangulate that to make up a shape of those points. What will I have to do to rotate all of those points ...
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### Rotating a cube using jBullet collisions

How would one go about rotating/flipping a cube with the physics of jBullet? Here is my Draw method for my cube object: ...
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### How do I get bullets to move in the direction of the mouse's position? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shoot a bullet towards cursor - top down 2d I'm creating a 2D top down shooter, and I want to get the bullets to go in the direction of the mouse. Not sure of the logic that ...
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### How can I implement smooth rotation from one direction to another?

I'm having a problem with animating rotations with 1Matrix.CreateRotationY() with my basic 3D game. Based on where you click the mouse, I want the 3D object to ...
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### Confusion about Rotation matrices from Euler Angles

I am trying to learn more about Euler Angles so as to help myself in understanding how I can control my camera better in the game. I came across the following formula that converts Euler Angles to ...
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### How to get a point to the left/right of a vector

I have a position vector of a point in space and a quaternion for it's rotation. What i'm trying to calculate is a point too the left and a point to the right. I have the position and rotation(...
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### Arbitrary Rotation about a Sphere

I'm coding a mechanic which allows a user to move around the surface of a sphere. The position on the sphere is currently stored as theta and ...
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### Convert rotation from Right handed System to left handed

I have Euler angles from a right handed system that I am trying to convert to a left handed system. All the information that I have read online says that to convert it simply multiply the axis and ...
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### 3D rotation matrices deform object while rotating

I'm writing a small 3D renderer (using an orthographic projection right now). I've run into some trouble with my 3D rotation matrices. They seem to squeeze my 3D object (a box primitive) at certain ...
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### How do I rotate a sprite so that it is 'pointing' in the direction it is moving?

I have a sprite, e.g a missile, heading in a certain direction (using a velocity vector). How do I figure out its how much to rotate it so that it gets drawn 'pointing' in the direction it is heading?...
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### Camera not staying behind model while moving in circle

I have a camera behind a model (3rd Person) and I'm having problems KEEPING it behind the model. When I first start my game, you see the back of the model. If the model moves forward, backward or ...
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### Camera wont stay behind model after pitch, then rotation

I have a camera position behind a model. Currently, if I push the left thumbstick making my model move forward, backward, or strafe, the camera stays with the model. If I push the right thumbstick ...
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### Rotate a vector

I want my first-person camera to smoothly change its viewing direction from direction d1 to direction d2. The latter direction is indicated by a target position t2. So far I have implemented a ...
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### XNA 2D Rotated Rectangle Collision Response

I am using Rotated Rectangles which collide using the Separating Axis Theorem and they work perfectly fine for collision detection using Intersects and Contains. However, I am starting to use faster ...
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### rotate sprite and shooting bullets from the end of a cannon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Align Gun with Bullets Hi all i have a problem in my Andengine code, I need , when I touch the screen, shoot a bullet from the cannon (in the same direction of the ...
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### Rotating a child shape relative to its parent's orientation

When rotating a shape using a quaternion value I also wish rotate its child shape. The parent and child shapes both start with different orientations but their relative orientations should always be ...
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### OpenGL Get Rotated X and Y of quad

I am developing a game in 2D using LWJGL library. So far I have a rotating box. I have done basic Rectangle collision, but it doesn't work for rotated rectangles. Does OpenGL have a function that ...