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Height calculation on terrain

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I know this have been asked before but I have never seen any realy good answers. My terrain consists of a grid. When have the three points on that grid that''s closest to the camera i want to calculate the height on the point where the camera is. point1 = [x1,y1,z1] point2 = [x2,y2,z2] point3 = [x3,y3,z3] camera = [X,Y,Z] What do I do next to calculate the cameras Y coordinate given the cameras X and Z and the three points. Thanks

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Find the normal of the plane by taking (p2-p1) X (p3-p1) (cross product). Call it vector n=(nx,ny,nz)

Then plug camera X and Z into the equation

nx * X + ny * Y + nz * Z = n * p1 (dot-product)

You get

Y = (n * p1 - nx * cameraX - nz * cameraZ) / ny

I think that''s right.

My vector and plane algebra might be a little rusty.

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