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### #1laeuchli  Members

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Posted 08 October 2001 - 08:17 AM

Below is my code for looking up. Whenever I use it, it works fine till I get to 90 d, then it start going back down! Anyone know what this could be happening!?!? g_ViewAnglez+=(x*0.017453292519943295769236907684886); eyeVY=-sin(g_ViewAnglez); eyeVZ=cos(g_ViewAnglez); lookDir.y=((eye.y+eyeVY*2)); lookDir.z=((eye.z+eyeVZ*2)); Jesse www.laeuchli.com/jesse/

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Posted 08 October 2001 - 01:36 PM

Well... this seems quite logical since the sin and cos functions (I''m talking about math functions, not C/C++ ones) are like periodical waves. Let''s try some ascii art.

  Here''s the sin function :y ^ _ | / \| / \|/ \+----------------> x | \ / 90° \ / \_/ | | 360° 180°

As you can seen, from 0 to 90° you go up but after that you go down...

hm... I may not have really understood the question...

### #3GoofProg  Members

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Posted 08 October 2001 - 02:06 PM

Remember cos is sin rotated 90deg
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Posted 08 October 2001 - 03:49 PM

hehe Prosper... thats some sweet ascii art there man

### #5Vlion  Members

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Posted 08 October 2001 - 06:32 PM

cos is sin TRANSLATED 90 deg. Not rotated :-D
Otherwise it would be going the Y axis.

And laeuchli, you need to take algerbra 2 or something before gfx programming. Im serious man.

quick reference:
tan/cos/sin are periodic. tan(x) goes to infinity on multiples of either 90 or 180, I forget which.
cos/sin both max out at 1/-1.

I suggest having a struct CAMERA, and using that to store your values. Then modify it whenever/whereever, and in your render function have something like this:

glTranslate(camera.posx,camera.posy,camera.posz);
glRotatef(camera.anglex,1,0,0);
glRotatef(camera.angley,0,1,0);
glRotatef(camera.anglez,0,0,1);

The 3 end parameters to the glRotatef() are the point the rotation is around, relative to the current poition.
Or something like that. Its late and I dont care to delve into my documentation.

Oh yes.
Learn vector math concepts, along with trigonometry and algerbra 2.

~V''lion

I came, I saw, I got programmers block.
~V''''lion

### #6laeuchli  Members

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Posted 09 October 2001 - 05:15 AM

Thanks Prosper/LOADED. I get it, should have figured that out before(Brain was asleep or something :-)).
And laeuchli, you need to take algerbra 2 or something before gfx programming. I`m serious man.
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Been there done that. Just needed some reminding about the graph of the sin function. Thanks for the concern though....

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