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5th
Jul 2014
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 13:27
Hmmpf rotations.... thinks out loud to channel his thoughts
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 13:31
@AlericInglewood rotations where?
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 13:32
Let _dc be Domain server Coordinates. Let _ac be Avatar coordinates.
Let 0,0,0 be ZERO_VECTOR and 0,0,0,1 be the ZERO_ROTATION quatenion.
The transformation ((rot, pos) pair) of ac relative to dc is (MyAvatar.orientation, MyAvatar.position).
Let ac_rot_dc = MyAvatar.orientation and let ac_pos_dc = MyAvatar.position.
@thoys generally - in scripts of virtual worlds :P
Let yaw_rotation be an arbitrary rotation around the avatars Y axis.
Hence there is a transformation (yaw_rot_ac, yaw_pos_ac) = (yaw_rotation, ZERO_VECTOR) that defines a delta rotation around the avatars Y axis.
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 13:39
Applying this delta transformation to an object at (ZERO_ROTATION, ZERO_VECTOR) in _ac coordinates then gives the new desired transformation of the avatar: (new_rot_ac, new_pos_ac) = (ZERO_ROTATION * yaw_rot_ac, ZERO_VECTOR * yaw_rot_ac + yaw_pos_ac) = (yaw_rot_ac, ZERO_VECTOR) = (yaw_rotation, ZERO_VECTOR) relative to ac.
The new transformation relative to dc then is: (new_rot_dc, new_pos_dc) = (new_rot_ac * ac_rot_dc, new_pos_ac * ac_rot_dc + ac_pos_dc)
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 13:47
Since new_pos_ac is ZERO_VECTOR, new_pos_dc becomes ac_pos_dc .. and thus didn't change (obviously.. but it's easier for me to think it complete transformations then ignoring translations from the start :P)...
So, for just the rotation we get:
new_rot_dc = new_rot_ac * ac_rot_dc = yaw_rotation * MyAvatar.orientation

Emperically, I found that this works:
MyAvatar.orientation = Quat.multiply(MyAvatar.orientation, yaw_rotation)

Ugh - does this mean that the order of the arguments of Quat.multiply are reversed with respect to LSL's '*' operator?

@Thoys Would you happen to know if x * y (in LSL) equals Quat.multiply(y, x) in javascript? -- that is what was confusing me, if that is the case :\
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 13:52
@AlericInglewood not sure, its a while since i've tempered with LSL rotations, I know i got some advanced rotations working, but it wasn't really that easy
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 13:56
I got so tired of how hard rotations were that at some point I spent 2 weeks exclusively on understanding them. I invented a coding style, a way to write variable names, that made it "easy" and wrote a wiki page about it (here: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User:Timmy_Foxclaw/About_Coordinate_Systems_and_Rotations), after which you can call me THE LSL rotation expert ;)
Trying to convert that knowledge to javascript now - it would be annoying if the multiplication order was inversed, because the notation system is designed around that order :P
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 14:02
@thoys Namely, the fact that you can convert by writing something_*_A = something_*_B * B_rot_A ... where the '_B * B_' short circuits and drops out :P
X_rot_dc = X_rot_ac * ac_rot_dc reads better than X_rot_dc = Quat.multiply(ac_rot_dc, X_rot_ac); :\
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 14:15
There seems to be bug with regard to the cam position.. it has a vertical offset in world coordinates, while that should be in avatar coordinates.
This way the avatar wobbles around the center of the screen when you change the Roll
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 14:40
@murillodigital killed the particle server on sandbox by throwing frisbee's
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 15:35
glm::quat Avatar::getWorldAlignedOrientation () const { return computeRotationFromBodyToWorldUp() * getOrientation(); } is not according to the coding style: getWorldAlignedOrientation should be computeWorldAlignedOrientation
Something isn't right here though... how can this ever involve a computation that using acosf()? :\ The whole reason for using quaternions is to avoid that!
What is Avatar::computeRotationFromBodyToWorldUp supposed to do? Cause documentation/comments are painfully absent again :\
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:21
anyone here running a domain with a still functional particle server?
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:21
@thoys did you knock sandbox offline?
how about your domain?
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:22
coughs coughs, well it flickers on mine, alpha and sandbox particle servers are down
noo idea how they went down though ;) http://gyazo.com/38ff987aa3942fc1a8aa552bdb37e91c
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:26
lol. that looks fun.
are the fisbees not being removed?
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:27
they are, but i guess they're saved in the particle assignment server
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:27
I just pinged leo. did you try root?
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:28
ah will try root thanks
forgot about that one
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:28
see how many you can take down before the netherlands V costa rica game
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:29
yeh, i pinged leo 3 hours ago in this channel
haha, I need some volunteer servers then
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:29
also kevin?
do you have a mac?
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:30
ah its back up now
not sure if it happend automatic or not
using particles for the frisbees, only have a little problem with their lifetime
I guess I need to replace them with a new one whenever you throw it
Chris Collins
@cozza13
Jul 05 2014 17:33
yeah
Thijs Wenker
@thoys
Jul 05 2014 17:33
else you cant eternally throw them
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 20:55
I wish the code said which coordinate systems the stored orientations are against :\
I guess that most are relative to the world coordinates.
AlericInglewood
@AlericInglewood
Jul 05 2014 21:00
Nooo... why?
void AvatarData::setOrientation(const glm::quat& orientation) { glm::vec3 eulerAngles = glm::degrees(safeEulerAngles(orientation)); _bodyPitch = eulerAngles.x; _bodyYaw = eulerAngles.y; _bodyRoll = eulerAngles.z; }
Every time an avatar changes orientation the interface calculates the Euler angles???
That hurts
AlericInglewood @AlericInglewood starts optimizing code...