A two dimensional affine transformation.

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

The **AffineTransformation2D** coclass offers the ability to construct custom

transformations for geometrical shapes. It is useful for creating

particular transformations that are not supported by **ITransform2D** and

also for performing numerous transformations in one go.

Transformations can be done in two different ways. Firstly, and most

commonly within the geometry model, the AffineTransformation2D

object can be used in the **ITransform2D::Transform** method to transform

an existing Geometry. Alternatively, the methods of **ITransform** can

be used to transform points or values individually.

AffineTransformation2D implements two types of transformation.

Conformal Transformation (**IAffineTransformation2D3::DefineConformalFromControlPoints**)

and Affine Tranformation (**IAffineTransformation2D::DefineFromControlPoints**).

**CONFORMAL TRANSFORMATION**

At least two points are required to define this transformation.

The CONFORMAL equations use 4 parameters.

MATHEMATICAL MODEL :

The transformation can be described by a set of ceofficients (a, b, c, d, e, f)

of two linear equations:

```
X = ax + by + c
Y = -bx + ay + f
```

or in matrix form:

a |
b |
0 |
||||||||||||||

X |
Y |
1 |
= |
x |
y |
1 |
-b |
a |
0 |
|||||||

c |
d |
1 |

The transformation elements can be interpreted as a sequence of simple operations:

Scaling * Rotation * Translation =

Sx |
0 |
0 |
cos r |
sin r |
0 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
||||||||||||||

x |
y |
1 |
0 |
Sy |
0 |
-sin r |
cos r |
0 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
|||||||||||

0 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
Dx |
Dy |
1 |

Where :

```
S - scaling factors (can be negative)
r - rotation angle in radians, measured counter-clockwise from x-
axis (-pi < r <= pi)
Dx, Dy - translation distances in x and y direction
```

```
```

These elements have the following locations within the transformation

matrix by which a ROW vector {x, y, 1} is to be POST-multiplied.

Given the matrix above the equation parameters can be interpreted as :

a = S cos r
b = S sin r
c = Dx
d = Dy

**AFFINE TRANSFORMATION**

At least three points are required to define this transformation.

The AFFINE equations use six parameters.

MATHEMATICAL MODEL :

The transformation can be described by a set of ceofficients (a, b, c, d, e, f)

of two linear equations:

X = a * x + b * y + c
Y = d * x + e * y + f

or in matrix form:

a |
d |
0 |
||||||||||||||

X |
Y |
1 |
= |
x |
y |
1 |
b |
e |
0 |
|||||||

c |
f |
1 |

The transformation elements can be interpreted as a sequence of simple operations:

Scaling * Shearing * Rotation * Translation =

Sx |
0 |
1 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
cos r |
sin r |
0 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
|||||||||||||||||

x |
y |
1 |
0 |
Sy |
0 |
tan s |
1 |
0 |
-sin r |
cos r |
0 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
||||||||||||||

0 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
Dx |
Dy |
1 |

Where :

Sx, Sy - scaling factors (can be negative)
s - skew angle of shearing along x-axis, measured from y-axis (-pi/2 < s < pi/2)
r - rotation angle in radians, measured counter-clockwise from x-axis (-pi < r <= pi)
Dx, Dy - translation distances in x and y direction (can be negative)

` `

These elements have the following locations within the transformation matrix by which a ROW vector {x, y, 1} is to be POST-multiplied.

Sx * cos r |
Sx * sin r |
0 |
||

(Sy / cos s) * sin (s - r) |
(Sy / cos s) * cos (s - r) |
0 |
||

Dx |
Dy |
1 |

Given the matrix above the equation parameters can be interpreted as :

a = Sx cos r

b = (Sy / cos s) sin(s - r)

c = Dx

d = Sx sin r

e = (Sy / cos s) cos(s - r)

f = Dy

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Use the ISupportErrorInfo method InterfaceSupportsErrorInfo to determine if the object supports extended error information. If the object supports extended error info, VC++ developers should use the OLE/COM IErrorInfo interface to access the ErrorInfo object. Visual Basic developers should use the global error object **Err** to retrieve this extended error information.

Interfaces | Description |
---|---|

IAffineTransformation2D | Provides access to members that define and manipulate affine transformations. |

IAffineTransformation2D2 | Provides access to members that define and manipulate affine transformations. |

IAffineTransformation2D3 | Provides access to members that define and manipulate affine transformations. |

IAffineTransformation2D3GEN | Provides access to members that define and manipulate affine transformations. IAffineTransformation2D3GEN is generic version of IAffineTransformation2D3 |

IClone (esriSystem) | Provides access to members that control cloning of objects. |

ISupportErrorInfo | Indicates whether a specific interface can return Automation error objects. |

ITransformation | Provides access to members that apply a function (or its inverse) to a set of points or measures. The suffix of each method indicates the type of parameters operated on. |

ITransformationGEN | Provides access to members that apply a function (or its inverse) to a set of points or measures. The suffix of each method indicates the type of parameters operated on. ITransformationGEN is generic version of ITransformation. |

IZShift | Provides access to a limited 3D awareness for a 2D affine transformation. |

The skew angle is not public yet and cannot be directly get by using a method. But this angle can be calculated by first retrieveing some of the other parameters (b, d, r).

s = atan (b/d) + r

At 8.1, AffineTransformation2D does not implement the following methods:

IClone::Assign

IClone::IsEqual

IClone::IsIdentical

ITransformation::TransformMeasuresFF

ITransformation::TransformMeasuresFI

ITransformation::TransformMeasuresIF

ITransformation::TransformMeasuresII

ITransformation::TransformPointsIF

ITransformation::TransformPointsII

All of these methods return an HRESULT of E_NOTIMPL in C++. In VB, this is Error 445, "Object doesn't support this action".