A vector with 3 components: x, y, z. This can represent a point in space,
a directional vector, or any other sort of value with 3 dimensions to it!
StereoKit uses a right-handed coordinate system, where +x is to the right, +y is
upwards, and -z is forward.
Instance Fields and Properties
x Vector components.
y Vector components.
z Vector components.
Vec3 Creates a vector from x, y, and z values! StereoKit uses a right-handed metric coordinate system, where +x is to the right, +y is upwards, and -z is forward.
Normalize Turns this vector into a normalized vector (vector with a length of 1) from the current vector. Will not work properly if the vector has a length of zero.
Normalized Creates a normalized vector (vector with a length of 1) from the current vector. Will not work properly if the vector has a length of zero.
Static Fields and Properties
Vec3 Forward StereoKit uses a right-handed coordinate system, which means that forward is looking down the -Z axis! This value is the same as
Magnitude Magnitude is the length of the vector! Or the distance from the origin to this point. Uses Math.Sqrt, so it’s not dirt cheap or anything.
MagnitudeSq This is the squared magnitude of the vector! It skips the Sqrt call, and just gives you the squared version for speedy calculations that can work with it squared.
Vec3 One Shorthand for a vector where all values are 1! Same as
Vec3 Right When looking forward, this is the direction to the right! In StereoKit, this is the same as
Vec3 Up A vector representing the up axis. In StereoKit, this is the same as
Vec3 Zero Shorthand for a vector where all values are 0! Same as
AngleXY Creates a vector that points out at the given 2D angle! This creates the vector on the XY plane, and allows you to specify a constant z value.
AngleXZ Creates a vector that points out at the given 2D angle! This creates the vector on the XZ plane, and allows you to specify a constant y value.
Cross The cross product of two vectors!
Distance Calculates the distance between two points in space! Make sure they’re in the same coordinate space! Uses a Sqrt, so it’s not blazing fast, prefer DistanceSq when possible.
DistanceSq Calculates the distance between two points in space, but leaves them squared! Make sure they’re in the same coordinate space! This is a fast function :)
Dot The dot product is an extremely useful operation! One major use is to determine how similar two vectors are. If the vectors are Unit vectors (magnitude/length of 1), then the result will be 1 if the vectors are the same, -1 if they’re opposite, and a gradient in-between with 0 being perpendicular. See
Freya Holmer’s excellent visualization of this concept
Lerp Blends (Linear Interpolation) between two vectors, based on a ‘blend’ value, where 0 is a, and 1 is b. Doesn’t clamp percent for you.
PerpendicularRight Exactly the same as Vec3.Cross, but has some naming memnonics for getting the order right when trying to find a perpendicular vector using the cross product. This’ll also make it mor obvious to read if that’s what you’re actually going for when crossing vectors! If you consider a forward vector and an up vector, then the direction to the right is pretty trivial to imagine in relation to those vectors!