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  1. Sorry for being vague. I have an object on screen and as I click on one of its faces, I need to get the exact coordinates in model space of the point laying below the mouse cursor.
  2. Hello, I need to pick the model (local coordinates) when I click on an object on screen. I'm using the following code to get the world coordinates: glLoadIdentity(); // Resets The Matrix glGetDoublev(GL_MODELVIEW_MATRIX, mv); glGetDoublev(GL_PROJECTION_MATRIX, proj); glGetIntegerv(GL_VIEWPORT, vp); glReadPixels(xPos, viewport[3] - yPos, 1, 1, GL_DEPTH_COMPONENT, GL_FLOAT, &wz); gluUnProject(xPos, viewport[3] - yPos, wz, mv, proj, vp, &cx, &cy, &cz); Point P(cx, cy, cz); P does hold the correct world coordinates values. Now at this point, in order to get the model local coordinates, I thought I could simply multiply the point P by the inverse of the modelview matrix (mv), but the calculations that come out are all wrong. Is this the correct approach or am I mistaken about this last point (world to local transformation)? I am attaching also the routine used to calculate the matrix inverse... Thanks for any hint! bool GLWorld::gluInvertMatrix(const double m[16], double invOut[16]) { double inv[16], det; int i; inv[0] = m[5] * m[10] * m[15] - m[5] * m[11] * m[14] - m[9] * m[6] * m[15] + m[9] * m[7] * m[14] + m[13] * m[6] * m[11] - m[13] * m[7] * m[10]; inv[4] = -m[4] * m[10] * m[15] + m[4] * m[11] * m[14] + m[8] * m[6] * m[15] - m[8] * m[7] * m[14] - m[12] * m[6] * m[11] + m[12] * m[7] * m[10]; inv[8] = m[4] * m[9] * m[15] - m[4] * m[11] * m[13] - m[8] * m[5] * m[15] + m[8] * m[7] * m[13] + m[12] * m[5] * m[11] - m[12] * m[7] * m[9]; inv[12] = -m[4] * m[9] * m[14] + m[4] * m[10] * m[13] + m[8] * m[5] * m[14] - m[8] * m[6] * m[13] - m[12] * m[5] * m[10] + m[12] * m[6] * m[9]; inv[1] = -m[1] * m[10] * m[15] + m[1] * m[11] * m[14] + m[9] * m[2] * m[15] - m[9] * m[3] * m[14] - m[13] * m[2] * m[11] + m[13] * m[3] * m[10]; inv[5] = m[0] * m[10] * m[15] - m[0] * m[11] * m[14] - m[8] * m[2] * m[15] + m[8] * m[3] * m[14] + m[12] * m[2] * m[11] - m[12] * m[3] * m[10]; inv[9] = -m[0] * m[9] * m[15] + m[0] * m[11] * m[13] + m[8] * m[1] * m[15] - m[8] * m[3] * m[13] - m[12] * m[1] * m[11] + m[12] * m[3] * m[9]; inv[13] = m[0] * m[9] * m[14] - m[0] * m[10] * m[13] - m[8] * m[1] * m[14] + m[8] * m[2] * m[13] + m[12] * m[1] * m[10] - m[12] * m[2] * m[9]; inv[2] = m[1] * m[6] * m[15] - m[1] * m[7] * m[14] - m[5] * m[2] * m[15] + m[5] * m[3] * m[14] + m[13] * m[2] * m[7] - m[13] * m[3] * m[6]; inv[6] = -m[0] * m[6] * m[15] + m[0] * m[7] * m[14] + m[4] * m[2] * m[15] - m[4] * m[3] * m[14] - m[12] * m[2] * m[7] + m[12] * m[3] * m[6]; inv[10] = m[0] * m[5] * m[15] - m[0] * m[7] * m[13] - m[4] * m[1] * m[15] + m[4] * m[3] * m[13] + m[12] * m[1] * m[7] - m[12] * m[3] * m[5]; inv[14] = -m[0] * m[5] * m[14] + m[0] * m[6] * m[13] + m[4] * m[1] * m[14] - m[4] * m[2] * m[13] - m[12] * m[1] * m[6] + m[12] * m[2] * m[5]; inv[3] = -m[1] * m[6] * m[11] + m[1] * m[7] * m[10] + m[5] * m[2] * m[11] - m[5] * m[3] * m[10] - m[9] * m[2] * m[7] + m[9] * m[3] * m[6]; inv[7] = m[0] * m[6] * m[11] - m[0] * m[7] * m[10] - m[4] * m[2] * m[11] + m[4] * m[3] * m[10] + m[8] * m[2] * m[7] - m[8] * m[3] * m[6]; inv[11] = -m[0] * m[5] * m[11] + m[0] * m[7] * m[9] + m[4] * m[1] * m[11] - m[4] * m[3] * m[9] - m[8] * m[1] * m[7] + m[8] * m[3] * m[5]; inv[15] = m[0] * m[5] * m[10] - m[0] * m[6] * m[9] - m[4] * m[1] * m[10] + m[4] * m[2] * m[9] + m[8] * m[1] * m[6] - m[8] * m[2] * m[5]; det = m[0] * inv[0] + m[1] * inv[4] + m[2] * inv[8] + m[3] * inv[12]; if (det == 0) return false; det = 1.0 / det; for (i = 0; i < 16; i++) invOut[i] = inv[i] * det; return true; }
  3. Alessandro

    Points constraint approach

    Hello, I'd like some suggestions and pointers about what approach I could take for this specific matter. I basically have a line made of n points (well, a hair): when I move one or more points, I need the other points to be constrained so that the hair length remains the same. I'm currently using verlet integration which works just fine: the only issue is that requires a 2nd step, so first, the points are moved to "unconstrained" positions; after that, the verlet integrations moves them back to the correct positions so that are constrained (and hair length remains the same). So I was wondering, there is an approach that would require 1 single step? Perhaps I could achieve the same behavior with Euler or quaternions? Thanks for any suggestion!
  4. Hello K_J_M, some time ago you posted a link to some source code about catmull-rom spline computation. Unfortunately the link is not valid anymore. Any chance to get it somehow? Thanks
    http://www.gamedev.net/topic/575181-catmull-rom-splines/page__p__4669548__hl__catmull+rom+spline__fromsearch__1#entry4669548
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