# St. Patrick

Member Since 28 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2010 02:22 AM

### In Topic: View Movement And Rotation

15 September 2008 - 10:01 PM

perfect

thanks

### In Topic: View Movement And Rotation

10 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

thanks for taking part in the discussion

### In Topic: View Movement And Rotation

10 September 2008 - 03:29 AM

@ torigara

My apologies, you understand what I'm after perfectly, and your solution (with a small tweak) worked flawlessly, now I'm going to have to go back over the code because I created the nvdr variable with a different purpose in mind, do you think you could share your reasoning with me? (I haven't learned anything until I understand this)

so what's in there now is

```if keyboard_check(ord('A')) = 1
{x += lengthdir_x( vds*.015, vdr+90);
yy += lengthdir_y( vds*.015, vdr+90);
var nvds; nvds = point_distance(vx,vy,x,yy);
var nvdr; nvdr = point_direction(vx,vy,x,yy);
var a; a = lengthdir_y(vds,nvdr);
var b; b = lengthdir_x(vds,nvdr);
x = vx + lengthdir_x( rad, nvdr );
yy = vy + lengthdir_y( rad, nvdr );
y = yy;
viewrot = 1;
image_angle += nvdr-vdr-180;}```

the -180 solves a flipflopping problem

@ Eyeguy

This is a simplified version of what I'm working on right now, in my watered down version all the objects move in cirlces, as if from a top down view, in the real project, the objects have an elliptical motion, and present an isometric view that can be rotated 360 degrees, this doesn't lend itself to taking the view and rotating it. And I was hoping it would be easier to solve the issue if I presented a more simplified version to the GMC, but I need to try Torigara's solution in the real deal before I'm satisfied here.

Edit:

The solution transitioned perfectly to my main work
thanks a ton

### In Topic: View Movement And Rotation

09 September 2008 - 02:56 AM

Could you not just use view_angle[0]?

If I understand correctly, you could simply do:

```if keyboard_check(ord('A')) {
...(calculate nvdr)
image_angle += nvdr - vdr;
}```

perhaps my code isn't commented clearly enough
what's happening inside the keyboard checks isn't even relevant to the problem, all that extra looking code fixes a spiraling problem caused by rotating the objects with that method

### In Topic: Gm Benchmark

14 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

this is my slower computer
my results are

cpu 98673 amd athlon 64 processor 3400+
gpu 98109 ati radeon xpress 200 series

(windows xp sp2)

I might have to go test my other one now...

cool program