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GLM quaternion
« on: February 27, 2009, 10:30:43 AM »
At first, I have to say that GLM is must-have for OpenGL developers.

But the quaternion could be optimized. It should be more efficient to make an axis-angle format and have a function to rotate vector.

Finally, great work! Yet it can be better!  ;D


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Re: GLM quaternion
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 03:57:44 PM »
You have very welcome! ;)

It actually depend how you use it. If you need to go back to the proper quaternion form, you lose a lot of benefice. If you really want to use a axis angle form, I think it would be better to simply use a vec3 and a scalar.

Have you some samples where you find advantages of axis-angle?


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Re: GLM quaternion
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 07:51:18 AM »
Well, it is nothing important, just a little laziness, hehe.

My original math is:
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sm_quat q(axis, theta);
vec3 result = q.rotate(v);

Now using GLM instead:
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quat p(1.0, v.x, v.y, v.z);
quat q(cos(theta/2), axis.x*sin(theta/2), axis.y*sin(theta/2), axis.z*sin(theta/2));
quat result = cross(cross(q, p), conjugate(q));

Anyway, that doesn't matter.  :saut: