Beginner. 2d rotation gives unexpected results.
__peter__ at web.de
Tue Jul 23 15:11:43 CEST 2013
enmce at yandex.ru wrote:
> This is my first post, nice to meet you all!
> I`m biology student from Russia, trying to learn python to perform some
> simple simulations.
> Here`s my first problem.
> I`m trying to perform some simple 2d vector rotations in pygame, in order
> to learn the basics of linear algebra and 2d transformations. So far i
> understand matrix multiplication pretty well, and probably all my math is
> right. Eventually i`m planning to write Poly class, and use it to rotate
> and translate some simple shapes. But when i try and write it in the
> program, i get very weird results, like all points of rectangle with
> coordinates [0,0],[0,100],[100,0],[100,100] start to go spiral and
> eventually shrink to the center. Although even Excel calculations with
> this formulas give me right result.
> I use Python 3.3 on Windows Xp.
> What is wrong with my code?
> def rotate(self): # rotation method
> sin = m.sin(self.rot) #calculationg sin and cos
> cos = m.cos(self.rot)
> x_rot = int(self.pos*cos-self.pos*sin) #mulpitplicating
The conversion to int introduces a rounding error that accumulates over
> vector to rotation matrix
> y_rot = int(self.pos*sin+self.pos*cos)
> self.pos = x_rot #set new coordinates to a point
> self.pos = y_rot
One way to keep the error low is to keep the float values in self.pos and do
the rounding on the fly when you display the point:
def __init__(self, color, pos, rot=m.radians(1)):
self.color = color
self.pos = pos
self.rot = rot
x, y = self.pos
pygame.draw.circle(screen, self.color, [350+int(x), 250+int(y)], 10,
sin = m.sin(self.rot)
cos = m.cos(self.rot)
x_rot = self.pos*cos-self.pos*sin
y_rot = self.pos*sin+self.pos*cos
self.pos = [x_rot, y_rot]
a = Poly(white, [100, 100])
b = Poly(green, [0, 100])
c = Poly(blue, [100, 0])
d = Poly(red, [0, 0])
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