# Vector3 Structure (Microsoft.DirectX)

Describes and manipulates a vector in three-dimensional (3-D) space.

Visual Basic Public Structure Vector3C# public struct Vector3C++ public value class Vector3sealedJScript In JScript, you can use structures, but you cannot define your own.

The following table lists the members exposed by the object.

Fields

Field Description X Retrieves or sets the xcomponent of a 3-D vector.Y Retrieves or sets the ycomponent of a 3-D vector.Z Retrieves or sets the zcomponent of a 3-D vector.

Methods

Method Description Add Adds two 3-D vectors. BaryCentric Returns a point in barycentric coordinates, using specified 3-D vectors. CatmullRom Performs a Catmull-Rom interpolation using specified 3-D vectors. Cross Determines the cross product of two 3-D vectors. Dot Determines the dot product of two 3-D vectors. Equals Returns a value that indicates whether the current instance is equal to a specified object. GetHashCode Returns the hash code for the current instance. Hermite Performs a Hermite spline interpolation using the specified 3-D vectors. Length Returns the length of a 3-D vector. LengthSq Returns the square of the length of a 3-D vector. Lerp Performs a linear interpolation between two 3-D vectors. Maximize Returns a 3-D vector that is made up of the largest components of two 3-D vectors. Minimize Returns a 3-D vector that is made up of the smallest components of two 3-D vectors. Multiply Multiplies a 3-D vector by a Single value. Normalize Returns the normalized version of a 3-D vector. op_Addition Adds two vectors. op_Equality Compares the current instance of a class to another instance to determine whether they are the same. op_Inequality Compares the current instance of a class to another instance to determine whether they are different. op_Multiply Determines the product of a single value and a 3-D vector. op_Subtraction Subtracts two 3-D vectors. op_UnaryNegation Negates the vector. Project Projects a vector from object space into screen space. Scale Scales a 3-D vector. Subtract Subtracts two 3-D vectors. ToString Obtains a string representation of the current instance. Transform Transforms a 3-D vector or an array of 3-D vectors by a given matrix. TransformCoordinate Transforms a 3-D vector or an array of 3-D vectors by a given matrix, projecting the result back into w= 1.TransformNormal Transforms a 3-D vector normal by the given matrix. Unproject Projects a vector from screen space into object space. Vector3 Initializes a new instance of the Vector3class.

Properties

Property Description Empty Retrieves an empty 3-D vector.

Set Up a View Matrix

This example demonstrates how to initialize the view transformation matrix, which transforms world coordinates into camera or view space.

In the following C# code example, the vector components of the

Vector3structure form the arguments for the LookAtLH method, which builds a left-handed (LH) look-at matrix. The View transformation matrix is set to be equal to this look-at matrix.The three input vectors represent the following, respectively:

- The eye point: [0, 3, -5].
- The camera look-at target: the origin [0, 0, 0].
- The current world's up-direction: usually [0, 1, 0].
[C#] using Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D; Device device = null; // Create rendering device. // Set up the view matrix. A view matrix can be defined given an eye point, // a point to view, and a direction for which way is up. Here, you set // the eye five units back along the z-axis and up three units, view the // origin, and define "up" to be in the y-direction. device.Transform.View = Microsoft.DirectX.Matrix.LookAtLH( new Vector3(0.0f, 3.0f, -5.0f), new Vector3(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f), new Vector3(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f));

Namespace Microsoft.DirectX Assembly Microsoft.DirectX (microsoft.directx.dll) Strong Name Microsoft.DirectX, Version=1.0.900.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d3231b57b74a1492

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