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Rotate in set amount of time.

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by SupaPuerco, May 30, 2008.

  1. SupaPuerco

    SupaPuerco

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    I am trying to interpolate the rotations/positions of two objects in a fixed amount of time using a coroutine. I've got the solution for position which is :

    Code (csharp):
    1. function CameraMoveAnimation() {
    2.     var dist : float = Vector3.Distance(cameraOrigin, cameraDestination);
    3.     var rate : float = dist / cameraAnimationSpeed;
    4.     for (i = 0.0; i < 1.0; i +=  rate / dist * Time.deltaTime ) {
    5.         theCamera.transform.position = Vector3.Lerp(cameraOrigin, cameraDestination, i);
    6.         yield;
    7.     }
    8. }
    9.  
    How do I do the same for rotation?
     
  2. SupaPuerco

    SupaPuerco

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    Answer:


    Code (csharp):
    1. function CameraMoveAnimation() {
    2.     var dist : float = Vector3.Distance(cameraOrigin, cameraDestination);
    3.     var rate : float = dist / cameraAnimationSpeed;
    4.     for (i = 0.0; i < 1.0; i +=  rate / dist * Time.deltaTime ) {
    5.         theCamera.transform.rotation = Quaternion.Lerp(cameraOriginRotation, cameraDestinationRotation, i);
    6.         theCamera.transform.position = Vector3.Lerp(cameraOrigin, cameraDestination, i);
    7.         yield;
    8.     }
    9.    
    10. }
    11.  
     
  3. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5

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    Edit: beat me to it. ;)

    Pretty much the same thing, except you'd use Quaternion.Angle instead of Vector3.Distance and Quaternion.Slerp instead of Vector3.Lerp. (Or Quaternion.Lerp, but as the docs say, it looks worse if the angles are far apart.) Also probably worth using local variables so you can make the coroutine generic, and able to be applied to any object.

    Code (csharp):
    1. var object1 : Transform;
    2. var object2 : Transform;
    3. var rotationSpeed : float = 2;
    4.  
    5. function Start () {
    6.     RotateBetweenAngles (gameObject.transform, object1.rotation, object2.rotation, rotationSpeed);
    7. }
    8.  
    9. function RotateBetweenAngles (myTransform : Transform, myOrigin : Quaternion, myDestination : Quaternion, mySpeed : float) {
    10.    var dist : float = Quaternion.Angle(myOrigin, myDestination);
    11.    var rate : float = dist / mySpeed;
    12.    for (i = 0.0; i < 1.0; i +=  rate / dist * Time.deltaTime ) {
    13.       myTransform.rotation = Quaternion.Slerp(myOrigin, myDestination, i);
    14.       yield;
    15.    }
    16. }
    --Eric
     
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