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2D Rotation Problem

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I'm in the process of learning OpenGL and I'm writing a simple 2D game and ran into a problem when trying to rotate my bitmap. It seems to me that I should be able to push the matrix, rotate it then draw the bitmap. Wouldn't that draw the bitmap rotated? Here's what I'm doing: Initialize() { ... glViewport(0,0,g_width, g_height); glMatrixMode(GL_PROJECTION); glLoadIdentity(); glOrtho(0.0f, g_width - 1.0f, 0.0f, g_height - 1.0f, -1.0f, 1.0f); glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW); glLoadIdentity(); ... } Render() { ... glPushMatrix(); glRasterPos2f(xPos, yPos); glRotatef(rotation_angle, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f); glDrawPixels(bmpInfoHeader.biWidth, bmpInfoHeader.biHeight, GL_RGB, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, bitmapData); glPopMatrix(); ... } Shouldn't that do it? Or is there something I'm missing? Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks, - Mike Edited by - mkaltner on August 18, 2001 12:15:09 AM

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I don''t think glDrawPixels works with glRotate...

as far as I could tell you could only use glRotate with redering ops (stuff after glBegin())

You may have to use textures with alpha testing/blending so that it will rotate.

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Okay, I''m using quads with textures now and it''s working okay. Like I said, I''m really new so it''s coming along, just slowly. =)

So now my problem is more complex than just rotation. I can rotate it fine but once it''s rotated, I can''t get my object to move in the direction of the rotation.

I''ve figured out this much:

// move to the ships position and rotate it
glTranslatef(ship.getPositionX(), ship.getPositionY(), 0.0f);
glRotatef(ship.getRotation(), 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f);


glTranslatef(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);

glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 1.0f); glVertex3f(-8.0f, 16.0f, 0.0f); // top left
glTexCoord2f(0.0f, 0.0f); glVertex3f(-8.0f, -16.0f, 0.0f); // bottom left
glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 0.0f); glVertex3f(8.0f, -16.0f, 0.0f); // bottom right
glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 1.0f); glVertex3f(8.0f, 16.0f, 0.0f); // top right


and that draws my ship and rotates it at it''s middle.

Now, once it''s rotated and I push up, it just moves straight up and down rather than forward in the direction it''s pointing. Any help?

- Mike

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Well, if you want to use a "real" coordinate system for where your ship is located, you going to have to know some trig.

If you are doing something like this:
EVENT_UPKEYPRESSED: // genaric keypress event

it''s obvoisly going to move your ship upwards, no matter which direction it''s facing.

if you do something like this:
ship.x += MOVEMENT_FACTOR * cos(GetShipAngle());
ship.y += MOVEMENT_FACTOR * sin(GetShipAngle());

it''s going to move your ship in the direction it''s facing. (Note: sin and cos might be switched depending on what the basis for your angles is). Be sure to convert GetShipAngle() into radians, because OpenGL uses degrees.

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