Vexator

07-31-2011, 02:26 PM

I'm using the latest GLM in my little engine.

I've got the following bit of code to rotate a first person camera:

vec2 delta = 0.01f*(vec2)mouseDelta;

m_player->rotate( quat(vec3(0, delta.x, 0)) );

m_player->rotate( quat(vec3(delta.y, 0, 0)) );

This in turn calls:

void Transform::setRotation( const quat &rotation )

{

m_rotation = rotation;

}

void Transform::rotate( const quat &rotation )

{

setRotation( cross(m_rotation, rotation) );

}

Finally, the model and view matrices are computed:

void Transform::update( double deltaTime )

{

mat4 rotationMatrix = glm::mat4_cast( normalize(m_rotation) );

mat4 translationMatrix = glm::translate( mat4(), m_translation );

m_modelMatrix = translationMatrix*rotationMatrix;

m_viewMatrix = inverse( m_modelMatrix );

}

The matrices are uploaded and used by GLSL in the following way:

uniform Transform

{

mat4 view; // Transform::m_viewMatrix

mat4 model; // Transform::m_modelMatrix

} transform;

mat4 modelView = transform.view*transform.model;

mat4 modelViewProjection = projection.perspective*modelView;

gl_Position = modelViewProjection*in_vertexPos;

The camera properly rotates around its x or y axes if only one of the two calls to m_player->rotate() in the first snippet are left uncommented. If, however, I allow for rotations around both axes, the rotation becomes inaccurate; the rotation is then no longer limited to the x and y axes but is also slightly rotated around the z axis, tilting the camera to the left or right.

Am I doing somethign wrong here? Is there a way to prevent this?

Thank you!

I've got the following bit of code to rotate a first person camera:

vec2 delta = 0.01f*(vec2)mouseDelta;

m_player->rotate( quat(vec3(0, delta.x, 0)) );

m_player->rotate( quat(vec3(delta.y, 0, 0)) );

This in turn calls:

void Transform::setRotation( const quat &rotation )

{

m_rotation = rotation;

}

void Transform::rotate( const quat &rotation )

{

setRotation( cross(m_rotation, rotation) );

}

Finally, the model and view matrices are computed:

void Transform::update( double deltaTime )

{

mat4 rotationMatrix = glm::mat4_cast( normalize(m_rotation) );

mat4 translationMatrix = glm::translate( mat4(), m_translation );

m_modelMatrix = translationMatrix*rotationMatrix;

m_viewMatrix = inverse( m_modelMatrix );

}

The matrices are uploaded and used by GLSL in the following way:

uniform Transform

{

mat4 view; // Transform::m_viewMatrix

mat4 model; // Transform::m_modelMatrix

} transform;

mat4 modelView = transform.view*transform.model;

mat4 modelViewProjection = projection.perspective*modelView;

gl_Position = modelViewProjection*in_vertexPos;

The camera properly rotates around its x or y axes if only one of the two calls to m_player->rotate() in the first snippet are left uncommented. If, however, I allow for rotations around both axes, the rotation becomes inaccurate; the rotation is then no longer limited to the x and y axes but is also slightly rotated around the z axis, tilting the camera to the left or right.

Am I doing somethign wrong here? Is there a way to prevent this?

Thank you!