July 18th, 2012
Spherical coordinates to XYZ?
I am starting to get grip of my game. But I need to now how to calculate x units away in the viewing direction. I have solved this by taking the coordinates from a "invisible" sphere around me. I am using this forumla:
The yrot range between 0-360. The yrot is my camera rotation around me vertically.
float Radius = 5;
float theta = (xrot/180)*3.141592654f;
float phi = (yrot/180)*3.141592654f;
s_x = xpos + (Radius * sin(theta) * cos(phi));
s_y = ypos + (Radius * sin(theta) * sin(phi));
s_z = zpos + (Radius * cos(theta));
And my xrot range between 90 - (-90).
(-90) while looking up and 90 the opposite.
What I want to do is to get xyz from yrot and xrot.
But I just cant get it right.
Can someone tell me how to do this and maybe link to a site thats explains the formula. Thanks in advance!
July 19th, 2012
Re: Spherical coordinates to XYZ?
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