Questions tagged [transformation]

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

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How to program 3D translate widget like in blender?

Im struggling to achieve the translation widget in my own render engine. Funny enough I thought that widgets are easy, but boy was I wrong... What I want to implement: Where I am having problems: ...
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Find mouse pos in 3D space?

I have a game where there is a set of tiles rotated 45° away from the camera. I want to work out what tile is being hovered over by the mouse, and for that I need to translate the mouse pos on the ...
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How can I get my player's character to slide along a rail?

I am creating a snowboarding game and would like my player to be able to jump on a rail and move along it if it lands on it. I have no idea how to approach this. I have already tried using ray casts ...
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Where to find animated matrix transformations in an fbx file?

Where can I find matrix transformation animation data in an fbx file? I have an fbx file with animations. I have successfully read the indices, matrix, and weight from it. How can I get the frame-by-...
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Save object transform values in play mode for editor mode?

Many times I need to adjust the position or rotation angle of object in play mode but when I got back to editor mode I found all my work is gone! I looking on InterNet for a solution and I found this ...
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Character rotation according to camera causes rapid flipping when game starts

When I load my scene, my character rotates +90 and -90 on the X axis very fast about 4 or 5 times, and then he stops at -90 on X axis (lays back down). When I move the character, the rotations are ...
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How can I change the direction of movement each time a key is pressed?

I would like change randomly the movement of an object every time I press Q. It seems like the code should be like this, but it does not change the direction of movement as expected: ...
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Instantiate an object and translate it randomly

My goal through this code in C # is that each time the player presses the Q I create a cube at a fixed position given by another object, then begin translating it in a random direction. ie. first ...
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pass by reference a transformation

I create a C # script in which I declare a transformation: public Transform Origin; When I put this script on an object of the hierarchy, in the Inspector a field Origin appears at the level of the ...
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Apply transform.Translate to a specified object in the script

In Unity3D, if I place a C # script including transform.Translate on an object "A" in the hierarchy, it animates the translation of this object A. How in C# can I apply that transform.Translate ...
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Matrix for transforming a square to a quadrilateral

I have a square of points {<0, 0, 0>, <6, 0, 0>, <6,0, 6>, <0,0,6>} (The square is placed at the origin in the xz plane in opengl). Want to apply a transformation/s on the square and make ...
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Model turning 2d when it's parented

I'm importing arms from blender for my first person controller but when I make the player the Arms' parent it turns 2d. I have no idea why this is happening so if anyone could help it would be very ...
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Unity, Object's vectors are not rotating with the object. what did i do wrong?

I found a youtube video (Sebastian Lague: Character Creation (E07: Unity character controller)) that has a really good movement script, I understood it and used it for my character. When I started ...
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Stop movement if transform.position.y == 0

Why does the following code not step the object's movement when its y coordinate reaches zero? ...
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Find transformation to align two polygons at fixed points?

Problem I have a source image (arbitrary width and height c) shown here as a rectangle [X1,X2,X3,X4]. It contains two points C and D (both known coordinates within ...
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combine two translation/rotation/scale triplets without matrices

Let t1/2, r1/2 and s1/2 be two sets of transformations. Translations are vec3, rotations are quaternions and scales are vec3. Lets assume that all common operations are defined (overloaded operators ...
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Resetting The object scale to it's original size!

I have this sprite renderer in unity. I have made so that it increases it's scale. The Object is: This object is a child of empty gameObject and I have resized the parent gameObject rather than this ...
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Unity - Transform.RotateAround() + Transform.Translate() - Why is rotation offset created and how can it be fixed?

I have one object orbit another with RotateAround(), then I use Translate() to move the orbiting object in the same frame in an effort to change the distance at which the object is orbiting. This ...
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Can't rotate object after using transform.forward

I'm using above code to rotate object pointing where it moves: transform.forward = m_Rigidbody.velocity; It works fine, however the problem is that I can't ...
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How to scale an object in one direction without moving the opposite edge?

I am using Unity. In my game, I have an SpriteRenderer and I'd like it to increase its size I'd like it to lengthen to the right, without moving the left edge. I tried changing its scale to ...
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Determining Player “Forward” in VR

EDIT: I've removed some vagueness and replaced it with more of a description of the intended use case. I'm looking for some suggestions for ways to infer what the player's "forward" vector is in a ...
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Unity transform.position question

Looking at example code for mesh deformation in unity https://answers.unity.com/questions/746673/sine-wave-mesh-deform-with-different-directions.html And i see theyve used ...
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Efficiently calculate 2d world position based on parent(s) recursively

I am writing a small 2d html5 game engine in javascript that relies on the concept of a hierarchy. The scene is the root node or entity, and its children make up the game objects. These children can ...
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How do I allocate to a C# dictionary having a string key and an integer 2D array or transform for value?

I'm working in C# on a Unity 2D game that spawns a shape that has only one correct landing place. There are 7 basic shapes but the component 4 squares of each shape are unique, with each bearing, say, ...
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Can I position a player avatar behind the camera based on rotation?

I'm currently reverse engineering a video game where what's rendered on the screen depends on the proximity of the player avatar to the camera. As such, for my freecam to work properly, I need to ...
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From screen space to world space for a 2D game

I'm making a 2D game and I want the user to be able to position an object in the world using mouse input. After a while I found an answer to 'OpenGL Math - Projecting Screen space to World space ...
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Position an object at the center of the screen

I need to create a grid of squares such as the grid is centered on the screen. Here is a schema: I need the two green lengths to be equal, and the two red lengths to be equal. Here is the method I ...
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Unity move Vector3 position with transform

How can I move a new Vector3 position with a Transform? Like the transform is the parent the vector. Example if I want to push the x position for example by 10 value and I rotate the transform its ...
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Scale screen space quads (used in font rendering)

I have quads positioned in <0, 1> x <0, 1> coordinates. I use this system for font rendering. In vertex shader I have: ...
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How to store 3d transformation in a game?

I am curious what is the best strategy to save 3d transformation of a model. Here are the few choices I think about: 4x4 matrix 4x3 matrix(skip the bottom row of a 4*4 matrix) Dual quaternions with ...
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Detect when an Oculus headset is stationary/idle using transform.hasChanged

I want to know how can I change in unity the thershold of the method below: transform.haschanged At the moment it is so sensitive and it triggers with 0.00001 change in the camera. We have ...
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Inspector does not appear to match actual value

A text object is where the inspector says, but not where I expected it, and not where Debug.Logerror says it is. What I read as my "strengthTextObj.transform.position.x" is -213 in the inspector but ...
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Why does my gameobject fly of into the air when the screen is touched?

I am encountering a peculiar problem when updating a piece of code that translates my gameobject left and right based on mobile touch input. To provide context, the platform upon which the gameobject,...
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Why does a translation matrix need extra row?

Following recommendation of this answer I've recently read the series of articles of Wolfire about linear algebra. I'm somewhat familiar with matrices and I came to a conclusion that vector and a ...
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anything wrong with a spherical camera view matrix?

Is there anything inherently wrong, if you derive your view matrix from 2 spherical coordinates (say, phi and theta) on the unit sphere? The z-axis vector would be at, say (phi, theta), the y-axis at (...
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How can you allow a sphere to rotate 360 degrees inside a hollow cylinder in Unity?

I have a hollow cylinder, within which is a sphere. The forward vector is predefined, so the user can not change their forward speed. What they do have control of, however, is the rotation of the ...
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Can't set object's local rotation like rotating from gizmo in the scene

Here, I have a plane model with some sub parts(like aileron) can rotate: That red section is weight painted(rigged) vertices, and I need to control the rotation of this in Unity by script. So this ...
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How do I get a delay in motion to happen? (Unity)

I want the cockpits rotation to lag behind that of the cameras, so I wrote this code: ...
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Transfering an inertia tensor from local coordinates to another one

If we have an inertia tensor in local coordinates with a basis matrix B and we want to transform it to other local coordinates with basis matrix A, is it right to do the following: A* inv(B) *Inertia ...
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Camera movement issue with pitch and yaw angles

I'm trying to implement a simple first person camera using pitch and yaw angles (no quaternions, I want a simple camera for debugging purposes). An Input class processes mouse input and translate the ...
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Unity RectTransformUtility.ScreenPointToLocalPointInRectangle

What does the unity's RectTransformUtility.ScreenPointToLocalPointInRectangle do I've read unity documentation but I didn't get the clear meaning.
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Camera rotation is weird when it's a child of another object

I implemented scene graph hierarchy into my 3D game engine, and there seems to be a problem with the camera's rotation when it is a child of another object. It only happens with the camera, not any ...
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Rotation along normal vector

I have a triangle in the 3D world. I have the: positions for the three points the normal vectors for the three points (all the same, because vertices are not shared) This triangle faces to a ...
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Directly pass from transform feedback buffer to fragment shader

I am building terrain using a lod algorithm and deferred cascaded shadowmaps. The tessellated terrain is about 6,000,000 triangles. I tried this using 2 methods. 1st method: Both the deferred shadow ...
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UnityException: Transform child out of bounds (only in built APK)

In the Unity Editor, this code helps me to get the Fog GameObject: ...
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Transform.LookingAt() does nothing

To get used to how Godot transforms work, I am attempting to write an orbit control. The goal is for it to behave similarly to the Godot viewport. So far I have the positioning of my camera working. ...
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Too fast swipe in Unity game

I am letting the user to swipe around in some movement and to see the scene on mobile device. Facing too fast swipe. Need to make swipe slower, smother.Using the code: ...
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What is the near plane equation in NDC?

I'm trying to compute the line intersecting my plane (transformed to NDC) and the near plane. I have troubles to get a correct result and I think it is coming from the near plane equation. I ...
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representing transforms without a world/global reference frame

Background: I'm trying to make a segmented/portal-based game engine that supports impossible (non-euclidean?) geometry. By segmented/portal-based I mean the world is divided into segments which are ...
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What is FRotationMatrix in Unreal engine 4?

I am working on FPS shooter example in Unreal engine 4 documentation. One of the lines for forward movement of pawn is ...

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