user3602179 user3602179 - 2 months ago 16
Python Question

Rotate, scale and translate 2D coordinates?

I'm am working on a project at the moment where I am trying to create a Hilbert curve using the Python Imaging Library. I have created a function which will generate new coordinates for the curve through each iteration and place them into various lists which then I want to be able to move, rotate and scale. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips or a way to do this as I am completely clueless. Still working on the a lot of the code.

#! usr/bin/python
import Image, ImageDraw
import math

# Set the starting shape
img ='RGB', (1000, 1000))
draw = ImageDraw.Draw(img)

curve_X = [0, 0, 1, 1]
curve_Y = [0, 1, 1, 0]

combinedCurve = zip(curve_X, curve_Y)
draw.line((combinedCurve), fill=(220, 255, 250))
iterations = 5

# Start the loop
for i in range(0, iterations):
# Make 4 copies of the curve

copy1_X = list(curve_X)
copy1_Y = list(curve_Y)

copy2_X = list(curve_X)
copy2_Y = list(curve_Y)

copy3_X = list(curve_X)
copy3_Y = list(curve_Y)

copy4_X = list(curve_X)
copy4_Y = list(curve_Y)

# For copy 1, rotate it by 90 degree clockwise
# Then move it to the bottom left
# For copy 2, move it to the top left
# For copy 3, move it to the top right
# For copy 4, rotate it by 90 degrees anticlockwise
# Then move it to the bottom right

# Finally, combine all the copies into a big list
combinedCurve_X = copy1_X + copy2_X + copy3_X + copy4_X
combinedCurve_Y = copy1_Y + copy2_Y + copy3_Y + copy4_Y

# Make the initial curve equal to the combined one
curve_X = combinedCurve_X[:]
curve_Y = combinedCurve_Y[:]

# Repeat the loop

# Scale it to fit the canvas
curve_X = [x * xSize for x in curve_X]
curve_Y = [y * ySize for y in curve_Y]
# Draw it with something that connects the dots
curveCoordinates = zip(curve_X, curve_Y)
draw.line((curveCoordinates), fill=(255, 255, 255))



Here is a solution working on matrices (which makes sense for this type of calculations, and in the end, 2D coordinates are matrices with 1 column!),

Scaling is pretty easy, just have to multiply each element of the matrix by the scale factor:

scaled = copy.deepcopy(original)
for i in range(len(scaled[0])):

Moving is pretty easy to, all you have to do is to add the offset to each element of the matrix, here's a method using matrix multiplication:

# Matrix multiplication
def mult(matrix1,matrix2):
    # Matrix multiplication
    if len(matrix1[0]) != len(matrix2):
        # Check matrix dimensions
        print 'Matrices must be m*n and n*p to multiply!'
        # Multiply if correct dimensions
        new_matrix = zero(len(matrix1),len(matrix2[0]))
        for i in range(len(matrix1)):
            for j in range(len(matrix2[0])):
                for k in range(len(matrix2)):
                    new_matrix[i][j] += matrix1[i][k]*matrix2[k][j]
        return new_matrix

Then create your translation matrix

TranMatrix = zero(3,3)

translated=mult(TranMatrix, original)

And finally, rotation is a tiny bit trickier (do you know your angle of rotation?):

RotMatrix = zero(3,3)

rotated=mult(RotMatrix, original)

Some further reading on what I've done:

So basically, it should work if you insert those operations inside your code, multiplying your vectors by the rotation / translation matrices


I just found this Python library that seems to provide all type of transformations: