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If {{LSLP|q}} is known to be a unit quaternion then it can be simplified as:
 
If {{LSLP|q}} is known to be a unit quaternion then it can be simplified as:
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Keep in mind that object and agent rotations will always be unit quaternions. For example, <1.0, 0.0, 0.0>*llGetRot() is about 25-30% faster than llRot2Fwd(llGetRot()) depending on the VM used. If done often and at extremely fast rates, it can be advantageous to even save <1.0, 0.0, 0.0> to a local/global variable and reuse it.
 
Keep in mind that object and agent rotations will always be unit quaternions. For example, <1.0, 0.0, 0.0>*llGetRot() is about 25-30% faster than llRot2Fwd(llGetRot()) depending on the VM used. If done often and at extremely fast rates, it can be advantageous to even save <1.0, 0.0, 0.0> to a local/global variable and reuse it.
 
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// Move an object 5 metres forwards along its x axis, when touched, no matter how the object is oriented in world.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:35, 22 January 2015

Summary

Function: vector llRot2Fwd( rotation q );

Computes the orientation of the local x-axis relative to the parent (i.e. the root prim or the world).
Returns a vector that is the forward vector defined by q, i.e. a unit vector pointing in the local positive X direction.

• rotation q

Specification

Mathematically equivalent to:

ret = llVecNorm(<1., 0., 0.> * q);

If q is known to be a unit quaternion then it can be simplified as:

ret = <1., 0., 0.> * q;

Keep in mind that object and agent rotations will always be unit quaternions. For example, <1.0, 0.0, 0.0>*llGetRot() is about 25-30% faster than llRot2Fwd(llGetRot()) depending on the VM used. If done often and at extremely fast rates, it can be advantageous to even save <1.0, 0.0, 0.0> to a local/global variable and reuse it.

Examples

// Move an object 5 metres forwards along its x axis, when touched, no matter how the object is oriented in world.
// Works for a root or child prim
default
{
    touch_start(integer total_number)
    {
        vector v = llRot2Fwd( llGetLocalRot() );
        llSetPos( llGetLocalPos() + v * 5 );
    }
}

Notes

Can be useful to identify the orientation of the local frontal-plane of the prim, since its x-axis is always perpendicular to this local frontal plane.

See Also

Functions

•  llRot2Left
•  llRot2Up
•  llRot2Axis
•  llRot2Angle

Deep Notes

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Signature

function vector llRot2Fwd( rotation q );