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Default 02-13-2008, 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by MickChang View Post
Hello, can Alice 3.0 body rotation methods be renamed with engineering concepts of pitch, roll, and yaw instead of


This gets confusing when you are trying to teach physics concepts of the 6-degrees of freedom=3 lateral directions + 3 body rotations, and having to use Alice conventions.

Anybody else have the same problems?


Mick Chang
Reagan High School
Houston, Texas
As an engineer (turned programming professor), I completely agree that naming the methods roll, pitch, and yaw would be better.

In the meantime, as a workaround for Alice 2.0, I can't think of any reason why you couldn't simply write three wrapper methods named roll, pitch, and yaw and wrap them around the roll and turn methods. However, I haven't tried it, so there may be some problem that arises from passing an object as a parameter. Alice 2.0 can be peculiar in the area of parameter passing.

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