# 3D Graphics

## Basic Concepts

### Points and Basis Vectors

Each point is a tuple of (x, y, z)

`P = (x, y, z)`

Each elementis a scalar that defines a position along a Basis Vector

Each basis vector has a unit lenght of exactly 1, (1, 1, 1) is even too long

``````X = (1, 0, 0)
Y = (0, 1, 0)
Z = (0, 0, 1)``````

O = Origin Point of coordinate system

`{O;X,Y,Z}`

A points position in (x, y, z) is relative to the origin

Any point P,(a,b,c) can be represented as:

`P = O + aX + bY + cZ`

Example,(2, 3, 4) can be represented as:

``````P = O + 2X + 3Y + 4Z
P = (0,0,0) + (2,0,0) + (0,3,0) + (0,0,4)``````

### Coordinate Axioms

Our coord system will have all axes as mutually perpendicular

Our coord system will be "right-handed" which means:

X = Cross Product of Y and Z

``````X = Y x Z
? Y = X x Z ? (guess)
? Z = X x Y ? (guess)``````

Cross Product of 3 tuples:

`(a, b, c) x (d, e, f) = (b*f - c*e, c*d - a*f, a*e - b*d)`

### Point and Vector Rules

Points and Vectors are totally different: Point is a physical location in space Vector is the space between two points

Axiom 1: The difference between to points is a Vector, `V = P - Q` Axiom 2: The sum of a point and a vector is a Point, `Q = P + V`

### Example Structures

``````Point Class {
tuple; // (x,y,z)

Point SubtractVectorFromPoint(V);
Vector SubtractPointFromPoint(V);
}

Vector Class {
tuple; // (x,y,z)

Vector SubtractVectorFromVector(V);
}``````

## Linear Transformations

All linear transformations take this form:

`B = F(A)`

If you have a linear transformation funtion `F()` and your input vector is `A` then your output will be vector `B`

Each piece can be represented as a matrix, B as a 1x3 matrix, A as a 1x3 matrix and F as a 3x3 matric (called a Transformation Matrix)

Expanded it looks like:

``````[ b0 ]   [ f00 f01 f02 ] [ a0 ]
| b1 | = | f10 f11 f12 | | a1 |
[ b2 ]   [ f20 f21 f22 ] [ a2 ]``````

Rewritten as:

``````[ b0 ]   [ f00*a0 + f01*a1 + f02*a2 ]
| b1 | = | f10*a0 + f11*a1 + f12*a2 |
[ b2 ]   [ f20*a0 + f21*a1 + f22*a2 ]``````

These may be altered bby having a second input such as ingin rotations where a vector and rotation amount are given

### Rotations

Rotation is the circular movement of an object around a point of rotation

The point of rotation can be:

• the XY plane
• the XZ plane
• the YZ plane Our three points of rotation each have a separate rotation matrix:

XY Rotation Matrix

``````[ cos(angle) -sin(angle) 0 ]
| sin(angle) -cos(angle) 0 |
[ 0          0           1 ]``````

XZ Rotation Matrix

``````[ cos(angle)  0 sin(angle) ]
| 0           1 0          |
[ -sin(angle) 0 cos(angle) ]``````

YZ Rotation Matrix

``````[ 1 0          0           ]
| 0 cos(angle) -sin(angle) |
[ 0 sin(angle) cos(angle)  ]``````

Rotating point `A` around the XY plane by 90 degrees (pi/2 radians) is:

``````[ b0 ]   [ cos(pi/2) -sin(pi/2) 0 ] [ a0 ]
| b1 | = | sin(pi/2) -cos(pi/2) 0 | | a1 ]
[ b2 ]   [ 0         0          1 ] [ a2 ]

[ cos(pi/2)*a0 + -sin(pi/2)*a1 + 0*a2 ]
= | sin(pi/2)*a0 + -cos(pi/2)*a1 + 0*a2 |
[ 0*a0         + 0*a1          + 1*a2 ]

[ 0*a0 + -1*a1 + 0*a2 ]
= | 1*a0 + 0*a1  + 0*a2 |
[ 0*a0 + 0*a1  + 1*a2 ]
``````

These rotation angles can be added to our vector class as functions:

``````Vector rotateVectoronXYPlane(angle);
Vector rotateVectoronXZPlane(angle);
Vector rotateVectoronYZPlane(angle);``````

### Scaling

Simpler than rotations, a scaling transformation requires and input vector and a scaling 3-tuple

A scaling tuple `(s0,s1,s2)`

The scaling matrix becomes:

``````[ s0  0   0  ]
| 0   s1  0  |
[ 0   0   s2 ]``````

We can make input vector A twice its size along the X acis by scaling it with `S = (2,1,1)`

``````[ b0 ]   [ s0  0   0  ] [ a0 ]
| b1 | = | 0   s1  0  | | a1 |
[ b2 ]   [ 0   0   s2 ] [ a2 ]

[ 2 0 0 ] [ a0 ]
= | 0 1 0 ] | a1 |
[ 0 0 1 ] [ a2 ]

...

[ 2*a0 ]
= | 1*a1 |
[ 1*a2 ]``````

So input `A=(3,4,0)` would become `B=(6,4,0)`

This can be added as a function to our vector class

``Vector scaleVector(s0, s1, s2);``

### Translation

This needs to be covered

## Camera

Cameras consist of two parts that allow for transforming world vertices to a screen: the external part and internal part.

The external part will translate a vertex from world space to the 3D camera space. It is essentially the same as positioning the camera inside the world (but in reality it is shifting the world around the camera).

The internal part will tranform the camera coordinate system to the screen, aka perspective projection. ### Camera Transformation Matrix

The transformation that places the camera in the correct position in world space

It is applied to the 3D model of the camera to move it about and rotate it etc

A transformation matrix is 4x4

• first column is the X vector (right) - X
• second column is the Y vector (up) - Y
• third column is the Z vector (forward) - Z
• fourth column is the translation vector (position in space) - W
``````M = [ Xx Yx Zx Wx ]
| Xy Yy Zy Wy |
[ Xz Yz Zz Wz |
[ 0  0  0  1  ]``````

In order to transform a vector (V) by the transformation matrix (M) we must premultiply it:

``````t = vector tranformed
v = vector
M = transformation matrix``````

If R represents the orientation of the camera, and T represents the translation of the camera in world space, then the cameras transform matrix M can be computed:

`M = TR` - first rotate then translate

### The View Matrix

This matrix will transform vertices from world space to view space

It is the inverse of the transformation matrix

If M represents the objects world matrix, and V represents the view matrix and P is the projection matrix, then the world, view, projection matrix can be represented by MVP

`MVP = P * V * M`

A vertex v can be transformed to the screen space sv by

`sv = MVP * v`

### View Matrix

The external part of the camera

It is a 4x4 matrix that is made up of a 3x3 rotation matrix and a 1x4 translation matrix.

The rotation matrix determines camera orientation, an translation matrix determines the cameras position in the world.

### Projection Matrix

The internal part of a maera is called a Projection Matrix

It maps the 3D coordinate to a 2D screen coordinate

``````Xs = x on screen
Ys = y on screen
Fx, Fy = aspect ratio (e.g. 4/3, 16/9)
S = skew parameter ?
Xo, Yo = focal length ?

[ xS ]   [ Fx S  Xo ] [ Xc ]
| yS | = | 0  Fy Yo | | Yc |
[ 1  ]   [ 0  0  1  ] [ Zc ]``````

### London Culling

We can set parameters of a view space to cull points outside of our view.

Our View Space:

• defined across x, y and z axes
• x will consit of everything between the windows left and right boundaries
• y all between windows top and bottom
• z between 0 (where camera is set) and our players view distance

Before drawing a point our camera class will check if that point lies within our view.

### Camera Definition

``````Camera Class {
// boundaries
minX, maxX
minY, maxY
minZ, maxZ
}``````

Each draw cycle we will compare all points to the camera's culling parameters and draw them if they are within

A `Renderer` class can do this logic so as to not clutter the camera with rendering

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