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### Rotation plane on the sphere (quarternion)

I asked similar question on stackoverflow but still no answers.http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25185329/image-rotation-with-the-gyro-data-math I assume it is more math than programming problem. ...
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### To find the volume of the region that is bordered by 4 points in 3D space

To find the volume of the region that in the points $A(x_1,y_1,z_1),B(x_2,y_2,z_2),C(x_3,y_3,z_3),D(x_0,y_0,z_0)$. Let's define a 4X4 matrix to determine plane equation that are on $A,B,C$ ...
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### Mapping between two unknown 3D coordinate systems from common motion

Coordinate systems A and B are rigidly linked in an unknown way. The platform then moves and the motion vectors [RA|TA] and [RB|TB] are calculated in each coordinate system. They are parallel but not ...
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### proof for euler-rodrigues formula - matrix form

I need for a matrix representation. Exactly I want to know how to get the Euler-Rodrigues formula in a matrix form like here. Thanks!
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### Map points between 3D Coordinate systems

I am trying to find a way to relate two 3D coordinate systems. I have 24 points for each system and found this, but it only works for 2D coordinate systems: ...
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### Vectors to Matrices in algebraic equations

This question is based off of Dave Eberly's 3D Game Engine Design, 2nd Edition. I am reading it slowly to gain a larger algebraic grasp of 3D graphics, which this book seems to offer. When finding a ...
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### How do I do the math necessary to make these five matrices multiplied together equal the result shown?

I'm currently studying the math involved with rotating vertices around an arbitrary axis in 3D space. For this, I have found the following page to be very helpful: ...
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### How do I multiple these matrices together?

As a personal brain exercise, I've recently been trying to work out the math involved with rotating vertices around an arbitrary axis in 3D space. To do so, I've been relying very heavily on the ...
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### How do I calculate the inverse of these matrices?

In learning how to rotate vertices about an arbitrary axis in 3D space, I came across the following matrices, which I need to calculate the inverse of to properly "undo" any rotation caused by them: ...
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### rotation matrix to axis angle

from wikipedia the above rotation matrix has a rotation of -74 degrees. What does it mean "around the axis (−1⁄3,2⁄3,2⁄3)"? How can I determine how many degrees is rotated on X axis, Y axis and Z ...
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### texture mapping from a camera image to a 3D surface acquired by a kinect

I have the following problem: A kinect camera capture a 3D surface and save it as a .obj files containing all the positions of the vertices (in the kinect coordinate system). If I take a picture ...
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### Converting Euler Angle z-y'-x'' sequence to heading

I'm trying to convert a set of Euler Angles to a heading $(0-360)$ degrees. The Euler Angles use the $\ x-y'-x''$ sequence headings, using $\ \psi, \theta, \phi$ as the rotation angles, respectively. ...
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### Texture mapping from a camera image (knowing the camera pose)

I'm not sure if I should ask this question here or on stackoverflow, so forgive me if I'm wrong. I want to apply a texture (taken from a camera) on a 3D surface, let me explain my problem: I have ...
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### $3$D transformation matrix to $2$D matrix

I have a $3$D affine transformation $4\times 4$ matrix. I need to convert it (project) to a $2$D affine transformation $3\times 3$ matrix, which looks like this: $3$D rotations are irrelevant and ...
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### Which of these rotation matrices represents a positive rotation in three-space about the y-axis?

This is what Wikipedia says: \begin{bmatrix} \cos \theta & 0 & \sin \theta \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \\ -\sin \theta & 0 & \cos \theta \\ \end{bmatrix} This is what I think it should ...
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### Direction Cosines and Rotation Angles

I'm rotating an object in 3D space with respect to a relative base, or reference frame. I'm using a normal vector to represent the rotation angles. Suppose you have an object parallel to the ...
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### Resolving bearings for tilted structure (vector rotations)

I am trying to find a neat solution to resolving bearings for a tilted structure. For example, if I know that a hub is $268.74^{\circ}$ and offset ($X = -3.542$m, $Y = -1.857$ m, $Z = 2.013$m) with ...
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### Converting a 3x3 matrix to euler angles in various rotation orders

So let's say I have a 3x3 orientation matrix set up like: a b c d e f g h i which I have generated from euler angles in a left-handed, Y-vertical system. ...
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### Explain 3d transformation matrix…

In programming language like css, there is a 3d matrix. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/transform-function#matrix3d() Though, i don't know matrix or matrix3d. I have tried to learn ...
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### Inverse 3D transforms from matrix given. End formula needed.

This question came from CSS3 3D graphics question. After applying some transformations (translate, rotate, scale, etc.) I get a 3D transform matrix. The matrix is explained here and here. I hope it ...
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### Rotation matrix - rotate a ball around a rotating box

I've a 3D box: center point = (a,b,c), width = w, height = h, ...
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### Rotate a plane along a line in 3d space

I have a plane A in 3D which can be defined either by the scalar plane equation or by its normal n. I want to find a new plane B which is orthogonal to plane A but shares an edge with plane A. I.e. I ...
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### How to solve a distance problem inside of a picture?

sorry for my bad english. I have the following problem: In the picture you can see 4 different positions. Every position is known to me (longitude, latitude with screen-x and screen-y). Now i want ...
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### Disable one angle of rotation

I'd like to disable one angle of rotation of an object rotating in 3D space. Imagine a camera rotating around and displaying objects as they are in space. I'd like this object to be fixed on the ...
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### are 12 different rotation matrix the same?

If I want to rotate a vector $V$ from coordinate system $A$ to $B$, I could use the rotation matrix by $V_B=R\cdot V_A$, where $R$ is the rotation matrix. There are many rotation sequences for $R$, ...
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### How would one use matrices to find a normal unit vector?

A recent class assignment involved finding a unit vector perpendicular to a plane, given two unit vectors to start with. The solution given involved using the cross product; I was wondering if such a ...
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### Transformation matrix to go from one vector to another

I've two vectors $a = (a_1, a_2, a_3)$ and $b = (b_1, b_2, b_3)$. How to find transformation matrix for transform from a to b?
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### Find rotation matrix to match one 3D vector pair onto another

I have two pairs of 3D vectors named $(A_1, B_1)$ and $(A_2, B_2)$. All four vectors have unit length. I'd like to match one pair onto the other. As I am permitted to assume the angle between $A_1$ ...
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### Calculate Rotation Matrix to align Vector A to Vector B in 3d?

I have one triangle in 3d space that I am tracking in a simulation. Between time steps I have the the previous normal of the triangle and the current normal of the triangle along with both the current ...
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### Explicit calculation of 3x3 rotation matrix from combining three angle-unit axis rotations?

I need to remove dependence on a programming library from a computer application I'm working on and instead hand code a geometric operation. Please can you show explicitly (for someone with little ...
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### 3D to 2D rotation matrix

I have been trawling through this forum but am struggling to understand the maths a bit. Currently I have a 2D plane within a 3D space and I have the coordinates for them. I want to work on this 2D ...
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### Closed-form for eigenvectors of rotation matrix

For matrices that are elements of $SO(3)$ is there a formula for the eigenvectors corresponding to the eigenvalue $1$ in terms of the entries of the matrix?
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### Find 3D rotation vector and angle to transform a rectangle into a given quadrilateral

I have a given rectangle that I need to transform into a given quadrilateral shape that resulted from a rotation and translation in 3D space, and subsequent projection. ...
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### Chain Rule and Homogenous Coordinates

I have a vector $\tilde{p} = (x,y,z)$ (homogenous coordinates). The corresponding non-homogenous vector is $p = (x/z, y/z)$. Now the $\tilde{p}$ is a result of some linear transform $R(\theta)$ of ...
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### 3D Rotation Matrix Uniqueness

Given a 3D rotation matrix R in a basis B. Can we consider R as being unique in B? Is there any other 3d rotation matrix R' representing the same 3D rotation in B? How could I prove that? Note: I do ...
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### All the matrices that are orthogonal and have $q_1,q_2$

"Determine all the orthogonal matrices $Q=[q_1,q_2,q_3]$ that have as the first two columns the vectors $q_1=\frac{1}{\sqrt{6}}(-1,2,-1)^T, \ q_2=\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}(1,1,1)^T$". I used the ...
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