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Transform Messages

Instances of class MATRIX44 contain as state a 4x4 matrix of doubles, plus several high-level fields which may be used to compute an appropriate value for the 4x4 matrix: A location in space, a target location to look at, an up location to define the zenith, a diameter of visibility around the target, and a field of view in radians.

The latter two are really most useful for cameras, but it makes the system simpler if we include them in all transforms. This lets us plug any transform into any camera, for example, and also to position lights and things using the commands intended for positioning cameras, if we wish.

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