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[Forge 1.12.2] Dot product between vectors keep decreasing when the player's vector is near the entity's vetor


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I'm currently working on a block that its tile entity can automatically hit the mob. My problem is when I use the Vec3d dot product check if the entity is in the block tile entity hitbox, I realized that the block tile entity won't hit if the mob goes nearer the block. Here is my code:



Vec3d targetVec = target.getPositionVector();
Vec3d playerVec = player.getPositionVector();
Vec3d dir1 = targetVec.subtract(playerVec).normalize();
Vec3d dir2 = player.getLookVec().normalize();
double dot = dir1.dotProduct(dir2);

boolean isInHitbox = dot >= 0.8D; // If it is smaller then the mob is behind the block or not in the hitbox


I would greatly appreciated your help! Thanks in advance.

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10 hours ago, lethinh said:

I use the Vec3d dot product check if the entity is in the block tile entity hitbox

Dot product is not the correct tool here. You want it within range, use a distance check.

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