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[NEWBIE] (Eular) Radians vs Degrees...

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G'Day all.. When people talk about Eular, do they mean that a circle is defied as 2PI radians? while in degress a circle is 360 Deg? so to get 1 degree, we divide PI over 180? eg. double piover180 = 3.1415 / 180.0; so if i want to move 35 degrees.. i do double result = 35 * piover180; ?? -PK- Edited by - Pure Krome on January 13, 2001 5:53:03 AM Edited by - Pure Krome on January 13, 2001 5:53:34 AM

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Well your calculation is correct but there''s not much point in using a double for 3.1415
How about this: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795

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Euler angles are not whether they are degrees or radians. IT jsut means using a set of rotations about the X, Y, and Z axes to determine total rotation. Unless you are systematic and careful, you can end up with different results because the order of the rotation matters. Hence quaternions.

If you are using gl calls, they take degrees, not radians, as arguments.

But if you find yourself needing to convert:

radians = PI*degrees/180.0;
degrees = 180.0*degrees/PI;

But you should use the double value of PI given. 3.1415 will be inaccurate.

All I did was pulled up the windows scientific calculator (in Accessories), hit PI and then pressed copy, and pasted it as a #define in my header

Brett Porter
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