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Idgarad
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Flying Formation in 3D Space
Posted:
Aug 5, 2009 2:03 PM


I am trying to figure out, given a distance and a position where any two objects are releative to a standard formation. (think a school of fish for instance)
Imagine a point in X,Y,Z space (me) and given a distance from me (say 1000 meters) and a pair of angles relative to me (say 45 degrees up and relative to the direction I am facing 45 degrees to the right) how can I calculate where the second object is in X,Y,Z space? Now given that I am facing a direction that would also imply I need a second "me" x,y,z corrdinate\offset for the direction I am look towards.
Lets assume for the moment I am at X=1465.34, Y=2525.21, and Z=73.51 and I want the second object to be 1000 meters from me 45



