How to partly invert the transform?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By wowzzers

I have a camera that looks at some direction, using look_at function. The camera is a child of a character. I copy the transform to a character’s bone. Looking left and right works but when camera looks up, the bone looks down.

Is there a way to copy camera’s transform to a bone (for example head bone of a character) but invert it only by one axis?

Edit: Kind of made it to work. I’m not sure.
Edit 2: No! Actually it doesn’t work. It distorts the mesh.

My code is something like this:

$camera.look_at(target.translation, Vector3.UP)
var t = $camera.transform
var t_inverted = t.inverse()
    Transform(t_inverted.basis.x, t_inverted.basis.y, t.basis.z, t.origin)

Is this correct or there’s a better way?

Managed to get it working. Instead of copying the transform I first get the rotation. Then I create a Quaternion with inverted X component. And then the Transform based on this Quaternion.

var rot = $camera.rotation
var quat = Quat(Vector3(-rot.x, rot.y, rot.z))
var trans = Transform(quat)
$character/skeleton.set_bone_custom_pose(bone, trans)

But if there’s a proper way to do it, please answer. Thank you.

wowzzers | 2020-01-28 15:05

keep in mind that the Transform.look_at() function looks twoards a point from your Transform.origin (current position). It’s not computing the direction from 0,0,0. Not saying that’s your problem, but it might.

Jason Swearingen | 2020-01-28 15:05