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I have a ball and i need it to rotate around itself in order to get the direction the player wants to move. then the ball moves and when it comes to a stop i need it to do the same. at the moment i an just using simple rotate and translate commands. My problem is that i can only either get 1) the ball to translate down a fixed axis (X) but it can rotate around itself or 2) translate along the x axis which i can rotate to any direction but it will only rotate around the first origin point. PLEASE GOD SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You always rotate around the origin so you have to make sure the point you want to rotate about is at the origin when you do the rotation. Normally a rotation about a point is done as a translation fot he point you are rotating about to the origin, the rotation and translation back.

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