Rotation around negative y axis

asked 2020-10-20 08:34:58 -0500

Teo Protoulis gravatar image

I want to compute a rotation around the negative y-axis. I am aware that a rotation around the y-axis can be expressed in the following way (angle value is known):

    tf.transformations.quaternion_about_euler(0.0, angle, 0.0))

But how can I transform this rotation appropriately such that it describes a rotation around the negative y-axis?

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I'm not sure what you mean with "negative y-axis" but when you perform a rotation around an axis is around a defined direction, without considering its sign.

If you can give an example of what are you willing to do, I can help you

matteocotifava gravatar image matteocotifava  ( 2020-10-22 14:21:38 -0500 )edit

Hi ! What I mean is this: if I want a rotation around the y axis (pitch angle) then it is pretty straightforward. I rotate around the [0 1 0] axis. Now, what I want to do is perform a rotation around the [0 -1 0] axis. This is what I am asking.

Teo Protoulis gravatar image Teo Protoulis  ( 2020-10-22 17:54:10 -0500 )edit

Basically, It's the same thing: when you rotates around the y axis you're rotating your system around a direction, not around a direction + sign, ok? It doesn't matter if it is the positive or the negative one

matteocotifava gravatar image matteocotifava  ( 2020-10-23 00:38:34 -0500 )edit

Well, doesn’t it matter regarding the positive or negative rotation ? A positive rotation around y axis should be a negative around minus y, right ?

Teo Protoulis gravatar image Teo Protoulis  ( 2020-10-23 04:17:55 -0500 )edit