jjjamie

03-16-2002, 08:32 AM

I've managed to get hold of a bit of code that calculates a camera position when the forward or backwards cursor key is pressed:

if (keys[VK_UP])

{

// Move On The X-Plane Based On Player Direction

xpos -= (float)sin(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

// Move On The Z-Plane Based On Player Direction

zpos -= (float)cos(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

}

if (keys[VK_DOWN])

{

// Move On The X-Plane Based On Player Direction

xpos += (float)sin(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

// Move On The Z-Plane Based On Player Direction

zpos += (float)cos(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

}

"A new location for the camera is calculated using the sine and cosine calculations (some trigonometry required :-). Piover180 is simply a conversion factor for converting between degrees and radians."

Does anyone know how I would modify this code to allow movement on the Y-Plane? (i.e. so you can head up or down) I have already written the rotation code but I don't understand the trigonometry for this part.

Thanks in advance

if (keys[VK_UP])

{

// Move On The X-Plane Based On Player Direction

xpos -= (float)sin(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

// Move On The Z-Plane Based On Player Direction

zpos -= (float)cos(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

}

if (keys[VK_DOWN])

{

// Move On The X-Plane Based On Player Direction

xpos += (float)sin(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

// Move On The Z-Plane Based On Player Direction

zpos += (float)cos(heading * piover180) * 0.05f;

}

"A new location for the camera is calculated using the sine and cosine calculations (some trigonometry required :-). Piover180 is simply a conversion factor for converting between degrees and radians."

Does anyone know how I would modify this code to allow movement on the Y-Plane? (i.e. so you can head up or down) I have already written the rotation code but I don't understand the trigonometry for this part.

Thanks in advance