# Questions tagged [projections]

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### How to unproject quadrilateral into rectangle?

tl;dr: Math problem in projective geometry: How does one find some 4x4 camera matrix that gives a projection as illustrated below, such that points A,B,C,D are somewhere on the edges of the unit box (...
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### How to project a view frustum in an orthographic cuboid?

I know that OpenGL uses a projection matrix to project the view frustum directly into the canoical volume [-1, 1]^3. But how would I project the frustum into an orthographic cuboid, which would then ...
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### 2D projection from some points

I am going through an undocumented function that takes in three points and a Z-value that projects three points on the plane defined by Z-value. I want to understand the mathematical theory behind it ...
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### What's the difference between orthographic and perspective projection?

I have been studying computer graphics, from the book Fundamentals of Computer Graphic (but the third edition), and I lastly read about projections. Though, I didn't exactly understand what's the ...
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### A question about derivation in oblique view frustum

Problem Description: Reference: Oblique View Frustum Depth Projection and Clipping "Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics" 3rd edition, chapter 5.6. M is the original projection ...
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### Need a reputable source for the formula for the shape of Earth's horizon

What I'm asking for I stress that I am not asking for the formula---I know the formula, and how to derive it. Several different versions of it are reproduced near the end of the post. In fact, ...
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### Project quad onto ellipse in 3D

I have three points P0, P1, P2, which are located on an arbitrarily oriented ellipse in 3D space. I have a square texture map with a circle on it. I would like to render a textured quad (with the ...
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### How to use GetViewProjMatrix().TransformVector(LineDirection) in UE4?

I try to project a 3D vector (a direction, not a position) in screen space, but it does not return satisfying results: ...
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### How to get the transform amount from a screen vector and a direction vector?

I am working on the move tool in a 3D modeling software. I need to know how much to move when the user drags an axis of the gizmo (for example along the x axis). I have the 2D vector describing how ...
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### Calculate aspect ratio from 2D shape in 3D space

Given the 4 coordinates of a 2D shape in a 3D space I want to calculate its aspect ratio. The 3D space is created with 2 vanishing points. The 4 coordinates - marked blue - are the 2D coordinates on ...
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### Materials for research on spherical projection

I am currently doing a research on projection on a sphere, specifically for NOAA's project Science on a Sphere. What I'm trying to do is to find out how exactly do you create a video material for such ...
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### Does a sphere projected into 2D space always result in an ellipse?

My intuition has always been that when any sphere is projected into 2D space that the result will always mathematically be an ellipse (or a circle in degenerate cases). In the past when I was ...