POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : OBB to AABB question : Re: OBB to AABB question Server Time: 17 Jun 2019 06:45:57 GMT
  Re: OBB to AABB question  
From: Alain
Date: 23 Feb 2019 17:37:44
Le 19-02-23 à 08:38, jr a écrit :
> hi,
> as a part of a process I calculate two random-ish 3d points which are the base
> and cap centres of a cylinder.  I now want to transform the cylinder such that
> the base is at origin and the Y axis is the centre axis.  after adding some
> points relative to the centre axis, I need to transform the cylinder back to its
> original position.
> as the cylinder is "oriented", I cannot fathom how/where to get "my angles" wrt
> the POV-Ray "world" axes.  can someone please take me through a worked example,
> or point out a good www resource?  tia.
> regards, jr.

If you want an end of the cylinder to get moved to the origin, a simple 
translate by the inverse of it's coordinate will do the trick :
You must set Range1, Range2, Offset1 and Offset2 to your needs.

#include "transforms.inc"
#declare R=seed(34);
#declare End1= <rand(R), rand(R), rand(R)>*Range1+Offset1
#declare End2= <rand(R), rand(R), rand(R)>*Range2+Offset2

#declare MyCylinder = cylinder{End1, End2, Radius}

//Move End1 to the origin :
#declare CylinderAtOrigin = object{MyCylinder translate -End1}

*//Reorient it to the Y axis :
#declare WorkCylinder = object{CylinderAtOrigin 
transform{Reorient_Trans(End2, y)}}

Do whatever else you want here...

//Restore the original orientation :
#declare CylinderAtOrigin = object{WorkCylinder 
transform{Reorient_Trans(y, End2)}}

//Bring back to the original location :
#declare MyCylinder = object{CylinderAtOrigin translate End1}

It can be shortened by combining the translations and rotations :

#declare WorkCylinder = object{MyCylinder translate -End1 
transform{Reorient_Trans(End2, y)}}

Do whatever else you want here...

// Restore original orientation and location :
#declare MyCylinder = object{WorkCylinder transform{Reorient_Trans(y, 
End2)} translate End1}


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