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MouseMovement (2D -> 3D)

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Hello everybody! I''ve got a question concerning the old looking-around-with-the-mouse topic. My problem is the following: Every frame I get the movement of the mouse-cursor in X and Y-direction (via DirectInput). Then I have to take these 2 values and somehow change my LookAt vector according to them. But I have simply no idea how to apply the mouse-movement to my vector..... At the moment I do this: LookAt.x += (float)MovementX /10; LookAt.y -= (float)MovementY /10; As you can imagine this really sucks HARD ;-) !!! What would be a better approach??? Thanks, Bobby

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I''d use two angles: Yaw and Pitch. Every time you need your LookAt-vector, calculate it from the above two angles.

To actually look around with the two angles:

yaw += mx * xSens;
pitch += (invertemouse ? -my : my) * ySens;

Or something like it.

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http://www.deakin.edu.au/~bradleyj/unsanity

There''s a tutorial there along with some SDL/OpenGL source... it''s nothing special, but it explains things fairly straightforwardly.

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