Problem with Setting Quaternions

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2007-12-12
2013-05-14
  • kodelrosario
    kodelrosario
    2007-12-12

    hi everyone. I'm a new user of pyode. I'm trying to use GeomCylinders but I'm having problems setting the rotation of the geoms to certain angle ranges--90 to 180, 270 to 360, 0 to -90 and -180 to -270 degrees. I'm not sure if the problem lies with my function for converting a given axis and angle to a quaternion (the code of which is included below), but I've already tried the rotation matrix approach and I'm still having the same problem. I hope I have stated my problem clearly. If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong or what I should be doing instead, please help. I'm afraid I'm running out of options :) Many thanks!!

    def GetQuaternion(axis, angle):
        """
        Returns the quaternion equivalent of given axis and angle.
        """
       
        angle *= 0.5
        axis = norm(vector(axis))
        sinAngle = sin(angle)
        x = (axis.x * sinAngle)
        y = (axis.y * sinAngle)
        z = (axis.z * sinAngle)
        w = cos(angle)
        q = Quaternion(w, x, y, z)
        return q