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Vector Math for 3D Programming [ID:766] (17/35)

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In this episode I talk about the basics of vector math as it applies to 3D programming. I'll be using vector math to properly position the cylinders as bonds in the next episode.

To learn more about vector math for 3D programming check out this in depth tutorial:

The code for this episode is the 9th revision uploaded to launchpad which can be downloaded easily using bazaar or from the launchpad website:

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12. ¥Ê¥¤¥­ ¥·¥å©`¥ºÒ»ÓE Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:45

thank you for you video, I am a CAD operator and wish I saw this video years ago when I took Dynamics, I and trying to write a program for 2d top view of a box 6,4,5 and just getting a little overwelmed. thank you again.

11. CzlzlMvvaz Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:58

Damn good video. A month of high school math revised in 5 min.

10. Mac Cosmetics Bnib Blue Flame Baked Mineralize Eyeshadow Fri, 04 Jun 2010 16:05

Great video ;). I like your diagram about what happens when you get no feedback. And your image kind of looks like Ron Weasley's father from the Harry Potter series.

That is really off topic though, The video was very easy to follow, I only have one suggestion: Talk a little louder and don't say "uhh", "umm" as much. It will make for a better presentation ;).

You should do C++ too :D.

9. marinir seo Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:38

Video is good.

8. anonymous Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:52

very helpful

7. anonymous Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:15

Nice tutorial video, really enjoyed it.

6. anonymous Mon, 03 Aug 2009 03:01

good keep upur good owrk

5. anonymous Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:57

This was the clearest presentation on vector mathematics for me yet. I am looking forward to the next (hopefully this is a series).

4. anonymous Tue, 17 Feb 2009 06:40

Very helpfull, thanks!

3. anonymous Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:43

Hi, nice video. You should probably instantiate the a, b vectors that you used in your tutorial as vectors themselves and also overload the operators in the vector class, this will give you the following flexibility:

a = Vector(3,1,0)

b = Vector(1,5,0)

c = a + b

c = a - b

c = a * b

c = a / b

c = a.mag()

c = a.norm()

and so on...

you can overload the operators with the following syntax:

def __add__(self,input):

return [self.x + input.x , self.y + input.y......]

def __sub__(self,input):

def __mul__(self,input):

def __div__(self.input):

This way, you don't need to create your v as a vector class.


2. anonymous Sat, 19 Jul 2008 03:06

Review of Vector Math for 3D Programming

I stumbled across this using a search online. I really enjoyed it. It would be wonderful if you have the chance to cover the different topics of math pertaining to 3d programming.

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