Rotation about an Arbitrary Axis

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Rotation about an Arbitrary Axis

Describe the calculations performed in order to perform rotations about an arbitrary axis.


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  • Submitted By - Shekhar

  • Submitted on - 2008-04-16 02:41:11


It's probably the simplest way of doing rotations, but it has some problems. The biggest problem is called gimbal lock. You may or may not have already encountered this if you wrote code according to the last tutorial. If you encountered it and noticed it, without knowing what it was, you may have spent hours trying to figure out where you went wrong in your code, carefully comparing every line of your code to the tutorial, trying to find the difference.    More detail...

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