# The most exact rayTrace of the player

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Hello, my qustion is, if there is a poibility of getting the probably best rayTrace of the player, bacause the normal rayTrace method is not enought, I need to check 4 times more exact for a pixel, that means every pixel in game are 4 pixels. Is that possible?

A example: If you had a 64x64 texture pack, I wanna check what pixel theplayer is aiming for

```float distance = 10;
MovingObjectPosition mop;
Vec3 vec3 = Vec3.createVectorHelper(player.posX, player.posY, player.posZ);
Vec3 vec31 = player.getLook(0);
Vec3 vec32 = vec3.addVector(vec31.xCoord * distance, vec31.yCoord * distance, vec31.zCoord * distance);
mop = player.worldObj.rayTraceBlocks(vec3, vec32, false, false, true);

```

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First off, that sounds amazing. Secondly when your run the rayTrace method you get a MovingObjectPosition right? In there is a Vector called hitVec. If you wanted to get the exact hit on a 64x64 grid, then you could just do something like this

double hitX = MOP.hitVec.xCoord%1 (Using modulus 1 here because you only want the position hit in the block's local space)

double hitY = MOP.hitVec.yCoord%1

double hitZ = MOP.hitVec.zCoord%1

if(hitX<0){

hitX++;

}

if(hitY<0){

hitY++;

}

if(hitZ<0){

hitZ++;

}

int pixelX = (int)Math.floor(hitX *64)

int pixelY = (int)Math.floor(hitY *64)

int pixelZ = (int)Math.floor(hitZ *64)

The math here doesn't work out perfectly, but you get the idea.

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I think it is possible, but how difficult it is depends on the model of your entity and whether it moves much. In this case you're considering the player entity which is reasonably complicated and also can rotate and move some parts. Do you only want to check pixels on the main part of the body? Or also on head, arms, and legs.

Because the way raytracing works is mostly just trigonometry. You know where the eyes are, then know the look vector but it is up to you to figure out which pixel is hit. For example, if the player was facing you, then based on the model you would know the position of the body and using trigonometry you could figure out the intersection of the look vector with the plane. However, as soon as the body turns it gets much more complicated to get the math right.

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Well, I am aiming for a EntityHanging, so it won't move

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Well, I am aiming for a EntityHanging, so it won't move

But it might be rotated compared to your viewing angle. That is part of why the math is hard -- you need to find the intersection of a line going from your eyes to a plane that is angled away from you. It is certainly possible to calculate accurately, but the math will probably drive you crazy before you get it right.

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