TSM - A TypeScript vector and matrix math library
What's special about TSM?
TSM makes use of TypeScript's type annotations to reduce the number of possible bugs and has been used extensively in the development of a large-scale WebGL application (to be announced soon).
var v1 = new TSM.vec2(); var q1 = new TSM.quat(); v1.xy = [0, 1]; q1.w = 1.0;
TSM offers both non-static and static methods for many operations:
var v1 = new TSM.vec3([1, 2, 3]); var v2 = new TSM.vec3([4, 5, 6]); var v3 = TSM.vec3.sum(v1, v2); var v4 = v1.copy().add(v2); console.log(v3.equals(v4)); // output: "true"
This project includes a solution file for Visual Studio 2012. It also works with the free Express version of Visual Studio 2012 for the Web, which can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website. Please install the TypeScript plugin for Visual Studio 2012 to get syntax highlighting and IntelliSense support: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34790.
If you do not want to or cannot use Visual Studio, you can use the command line tool which comes with the plugin instead:
tsc --target "ES5" --out "tsm-[x.y].js" -sourcemap -declarations tsm.ts java -jar ../closure-compiler.jar < tsm-[x.y].js > tsm-[x.y].min.js
The target parameter is necessary for the swizzle operators (.xyz, etc.) to work.
After successful compilation, four files will be created:
- tsm-[x.y].d.ts: The TypeScript declarations file, which contains a listing of all classes and methods
In Visual Studio
You can use a reference comment to the declarations file or a module import to get access to TSM classes.
///<reference path='./path/to/TSM/tsm-[x.y].d.ts' />
import TSM = module("path/to/TSM")
The solution contains a test application. Open TSM/Test/index.html in a browser and bring up the console. You should see the following output:
vec2(1,2,3) + vec2(4,5,6) = vec2(5,7,9) Perspective projection, 45° FOV: mat4([ 2.4142136573791504, 0, 0, 0 0, 2.4142136573791504, 0, 0 0, 0, -1.0202020406723022, -1 0, 0, -2.0202019214630127, 0 ]); vec3(90,0,0).toQuat() = quat(0.8509035110473633,0,0,0.5253219604492188)
If instead you receive an error message along the lines of "TSM is not defined", please make sure that your script tags are properly set up.
Unfortunately, there is no way yet to automatically generate documentation from TypeScript sources. I'll see what I can do. Please refer to the declarations file in the meantime.
General design notes
Swizzle operators return numeric arrays, not vector instances:
var v = new TSM.vec4([1, 2, 3, 4]); var n = v.xyz; // n = [1, 2, 3]
If, instead, you want to create a new instance of a vector or a matrix, use the copy() method:
var v1 = new TSM.vec4([1, 2, 3, 4]); var v2 = v1.copy();
You can also initialize a new vector with the values of another:
var v1 = new TSM.vec4([1, 2, 3, 4]); var v2 = new TSM.vec4(v1.xyzw);
Or copy the values of one vector to another using the swizzle operators or the copy() method:
v2.xyzw = v1.xyzw; // same as v1.copy(v2)
The four basic arithmetic operations can be performed on vector instances or using static methods:
var v1 = new TSM.vec4([1, 2, 3, 4]); var v2 = new TSM.vec4([5, 6, 7, 8]); var v3 = TSM.vec4.product(v1, v2); // returns a new vec4 instance v1.multiply(v2); // writes the result of the multiplication into v1 v2.multiply(v1); // writes the result of the multiplication into v2
For this reason, static methods offer an optional destination parameter:
var v3 = TSM.vec3.cross(v1, v2) // allocates a new instance of vec3
is the same as:
var v3 = new TSM.vec3(); TSM.vec3.cross(v1, v2, v3) // writes into the existing instance
Matrices do not have swizzle operators. Instead, they provide the all(), row() and col() methods:
var m = new mat2([1, 2, 3, 4]); var all = m.all(); // [1, 2, 3, 4] var row = m.row(0); // [1, 2] var col = m.col(0); // [1, 3]