Coordinates in 3D Space
In SciChart, there is a possibility to configure the coordinate system which will be used by renderers. Could be one of the following;
- Left Handed Coordinate System
- Right Handed Coordinate System
SCIChartSurface3D renders 3D world using the Left-Handed coordinate system - LHS.
In the Left-Handed coordinates X and Z Axes form the horizontal plane, and Y Axis is always up -
YDirection = [0, 1, 0].
It is helpful to think of the 3D world as a 2D Chart with
X and Y axes plus addition of Z-Axis which goes “into the screen”.
World Coordinates is the term used to describe coordinates in the 3D World. These are the raw
[X, Y, Z] coordinates of a vertex.
By default, the origin
[0, 0, 0] is in the center of the bottom plane of the chart.
The box in the chart is called the AxisCube. The AxisCube size is defined by the
which is a single
[X, Y, Z] sizes and defines the size of a cube as follows:
Therefore, size of the AxisCube in
[X, Y, Z] is extends like below:
NOTE: By default the
SCIChartSurface3D.worldDimensionsis initialized with
[X = 300, Y = 200, Z = 300]
By contrast to the WorldCoordinates, which are absolute coordinates in the 3D World, in SciChart 3D there is the concept of Data Coordinates.
Data Coordinates are measured on an
ISCIAxis3D instance, for example, the
Y-Axis (which is UP) might have a size of 200 in the World Coordinates, but might display a VisibleRange of
Therefore, Data which falls int he range
[0...10] will be spaced on this axis from
[0...200] World Coordinates.
The difference between World and Data Coordinates is shown in the following example:
Converting from World to Data Coordinates
The conversion between Data Coordinates and World Coordinates is done by the
It’s no different to 2D conversions which is described in the Axis APIs - Convert Pixel to Data coordinates article.
You can find simple example how to do the conversions for