# Issue mirror transformation

 11 November 2013 mrfred PRO portfolio fred Canada Issue mirror transformation I never really had any issue mirror rotation until I stumbled onto this: how to "mirror" those 2 points: `````` point transform:(matrix3 [-0.0744505,0.102782,-0.991914] [0.900617,-0.420165,-0.111136] [-0.42819,-0.901608,-0.061286] [-41.0417,2.50814,301.575]) name:"LeftPoint" point transform:(matrix3 [0.110613,0.061457,-0.991962] [0.958345,0.257846,0.122839] [0.263323,-0.964229,-0.030376] [41.0417,2.50804,301.575])name:"Rightoint"`````` What I'm actually looking for is to mirror the local X axix rotation value so let's say that point001 is rotated 15 degree on the x axis I need to have the opposite roll value on the other side. I need to keep the overall same direction (don't flip axis) SHould I just mirror the whole thing and fix the axis back as to how I want them ? share quote
 11 November 2013 Klunk Lord of the posts   portfolio Klunk United Kingdom quick and dirty method ``````tm = \$.transform; tm[1] *= -1; \$.transform = tm;`````` sorry just read the final part of your post but to actually "mirror" you need to flip an axis otherwise your just rotating 180 degrees around the z axis which is not the same ? ``\$.transform = ((eulerangles 0 0 180) as matrix3) * \$.transform `` or ``\$.transform = prerotateZ \$.transform 180;`` which is the same thing and the same as rotating 180 degrees about the local z axis in the viewport and very similar to the axis flip above but with the additional flipping of the y axis. Last edited by Klunk : 11 November 2013 at 08:59 PM. share quote
 11 November 2013 mrfred PRO portfolio fred Canada thanks, but those solution doesn't give me the desired result I managed to get the desired "mirror" effect using this function `````` fn MirrorRollAxis Source Target = ( pointParent = point name:"Point_Parent" pointSource = point name:"Point_Source" pointSource.parent = pointParent pointSource.transform = Source.transform pointParent.transform = prescale pointParent.transform [-1,1,1] pointSource.transform = prescale pointSource.transform [1,-1,1] target.transform = pointSource.transform delete pointParent;delete pointSource )`````` But I dont like having to create node just to get the desired result :/ share quote
 11 November 2013 denisT MAX Doctor   portfolio Denis Trofimov CA, USA post the scene and say what objects you want to mirror (please give a file with max version <= 2012) share quote
 11 November 2013 denisT MAX Doctor   portfolio Denis Trofimov CA, USA the situation might vary. it depends on:# are mirroring objects children of the same parent # are they originally flipped against each other # can they be translated (rotated, scale) # etc. the math is simple... you have to multiply transform one with mirror matrix. for x axis in absolute coordinate system it's: `````` x_mirror_tm = matrix3 [-1,0,0] [0,1,0] [0,0,1] [0,0,0] delete objects p1 = point name:"R point" pos:[10,0,10] rotation:(eulerangles 45 60 70) axistripod:on box:on cross:off wirecolor:green p2 = point name:"L point" axistripod:on box:on cross:off wirecolor:yellow p2.transform = p1.transform*x_mirror_tm `````` Last edited by denisT : 11 November 2013 at 10:03 PM. share quote
 11 November 2013 denisT MAX Doctor   portfolio Denis Trofimov CA, USA Originally Posted by mrfred: `````` point transform:(matrix3 [-0.0744505,0.102782,-0.991914] [0.900617,-0.420165,-0.111136] [-0.42819,-0.901608,-0.061286] [-41.0417,2.50814,301.575]) name:"LeftPoint" point transform:(matrix3 [0.110613,0.061457,-0.991962] [0.958345,0.257846,0.122839] [0.263323,-0.964229,-0.030376] [41.0417,2.50804,301.575])name:"Rightoint" `````` I need to keep the overall same direction (don't flip axis) in your case the method should be modified a little: `````` x_mirror_tm = matrix3 [-1,0,0] [0,1,0] [0,0,1] [0,0,0] delete objects p3 = point transform:(matrix3 [-0.0744505,0.102782,-0.991914] [0.900617,-0.420165,-0.111136] [-0.42819,-0.901608,-0.061286] [-41.0417,2.50814,30.575]) name:"LeftPoint" wirecolor:red p4 = point transform:(matrix3 [0.110613,0.061457,-0.991962] [0.958345,0.257846,0.122839] [0.263323,-0.964229,-0.030376] [41.0417,2.50804,30.575]) name:"Rightoint" wirecolor:blue p5 = copy p3 transform:(p3.transform*x_mirror_tm) wirecolor:orange p5.transform = prescale p5.transform [1,-1,1] resetscale p5 `````` share quote
 11 November 2013 denisT MAX Doctor   portfolio Denis Trofimov CA, USA or ... ``````x_mirror_tm = matrix3 [-1,0,0] [0,1,0] [0,0,1] [0,0,0] delete objects p3 = point transform:(matrix3 [-0.0744505,0.102782,-0.991914] [0.900617,-0.420165,-0.111136] [-0.42819,-0.901608,-0.061286] [-41.0417,2.50814,30.575]) name:"LeftPoint" wirecolor:red --p4 = point transform:(matrix3 [0.110613,0.061457,-0.991962] [0.958345,0.257846,0.122839] [0.263323,-0.964229,-0.030376] [41.0417,2.50804,30.575]) name:"Rightoint" wirecolor:blue p5 = copy p3 transform:((prescale p3.transform [1,-1,1])*x_mirror_tm) wirecolor:orange`````` share quote
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