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Orient a missile along it's velocity vector

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If i have a missile that is travelling along a velocity vector, and i want to rotate the missile so that it is always facing in the direction of the velocity vector what do i need to do? At the moment i am retreiving the modelview matrix and changing the z rotation for the model to the y component of the normalised velocity vector like this :

	Vector3d temp = velocity;

	float modelview[16];
	glGetFloatv(GL_MODELVIEW_MATRIX , modelview);

	modelview[8]  *= temp.y;
	modelview[9]  *= temp.y;
	modelview[10] *= temp.y;


But this just seems flatten the missile in the z axis and orient the plane to the vector perpendicular to the velocity vector. I have tried crossing the velocity vector with up (0,0,1) but this just gives the same results! Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what i might be doing wrong?

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if u have the direction/facing vector of the missile and subsequently the velocity vector... u have all the details to obtain the angle from the dot product.. cant you?

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