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Re: 3D Projection

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  • Subject: [mg19742] Re: 3D Projection
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 03:52:59 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7ri605$>
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it is not the right place, is the correct one.
You have to say where your camera is placed, what is your viewing depth
and how is the camera oriented in space.

Any standard book of 3d graphics will give you the transformation
the different coordinate systems .. In homogeneous coordinates  with
a projection plane:

l<-----+-----> r

and a near plane position at n (perpendicular to the axis above) and a
far plane
position f

You have the matrix

{{2 n/(r-l), 0, (r+l)/(r-l), 0},
 { 0       , 2 n/(t-b), (t+b)/(t-b), 0},
 { 0, 0, -(f+n)/(f-n),-2 f n/(f-n)},
 { 0  0, -1, 0}}

where your point has the coordinates {x,y,z,1}   

Hope that helps

Daniel Kolb wrote:
> Hi
> I don't know if this is the right place for this question.
> I'm searching for a formula for 3D central-projection
> thanx

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