How does one get the current values for ViewPoint et al?
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- Subject: [mg114204] How does one get the current values for ViewPoint et al?
- From: Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net>
- Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 03:35:38 -0500 (EST)
I am trying to figure out how to get current values of Graphics3D options ViewPoint, ViewVector, ViewMatrix et al, that change when one uses an ordinary mouse to move and spin a displayed object by click-and-drag. I tried the obvious things like $ViewPoint, to no effect. Now, the Front End must know these things, and probably exposes them in some way, perhaps as strangely-named variables. The reason to ask is that I want to transform raw input from a 3D mouse (SpaceNavigator) such that the metaphor that observed object motion mimics 3D mouse motion regardless of how much (ordinary mouse click and drag) manipulation of the displayed plot has occurred. To effect this transform, I need to know the current transform from object space to user viewport space, so I can back-transform 3D mouse data from user space to object space. Thanks, Joe Gwinn