Name

ST_Affine — Apply a 3d affine transformation to a geometry.

Synopsis

geometry ST_Affine(geometry geomA, float a, float b, float c, float d, float e, float f, float g, float h, float i, float xoff, float yoff, float zoff);

geometry ST_Affine(geometry geomA, float a, float b, float d, float e, float xoff, float yoff);

Description

Applies a 3d affine transformation to the geometry to do things like translate, rotate, scale in one step.

Version 1: The call

ST_Affine(geom, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, xoff, yoff, zoff)

represents the transformation matrix

/ a  b  c  xoff \
| d  e  f  yoff |
| g  h  i  zoff |
\ 0  0  0     1 /

and the vertices are transformed as follows:

x' = a*x + b*y + c*z + xoff
y' = d*x + e*y + f*z + yoff
z' = g*x + h*y + i*z + zoff

All of the translate / scale functions below are expressed via such an affine transformation.

Version 2: Applies a 2d affine transformation to the geometry. The call

ST_Affine(geom, a, b, d, e, xoff, yoff)

represents the transformation matrix

/  a  b  0  xoff  \       /  a  b  xoff  \
|  d  e  0  yoff  | rsp.  |  d  e  yoff  |
|  0  0  1     0  |       \  0  0     1  /
\  0  0  0     1  /

and the vertices are transformed as follows:

x' = a*x + b*y + xoff
y' = d*x + e*y + yoff
z' = z

This method is a subcase of the 3D method above.

Enhanced: 2.0.0 support for Polyhedral surfaces, Triangles and TIN was introduced.

Availability: 1.1.2. Name changed from Affine to ST_Affine in 1.2.2 Prior to 1.3.4, this function crashes if used with geometries that contain CURVES. This is fixed in 1.3.4+ This function supports Polyhedral surfaces. This function supports Triangles and Triangulated Irregular Network Surfaces (TIN). This function supports 3d and will not drop the z-index. This method supports Circular Strings and Curves

Examples

--Rotate a 3d line 180 degrees about the z axis.  Note this is long-hand for doing ST_Rotate();
SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_Affine(the_geom,  cos(pi()), -sin(pi()), 0,  sin(pi()), cos(pi()), 0,  0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 0)) As using_affine,
ST_AsEWKT(ST_Rotate(the_geom, pi())) As using_rotate
FROM (SELECT ST_GeomFromEWKT('LINESTRING(1 2 3, 1 4 3)') As the_geom) As foo;
using_affine         |        using_rotate
-----------------------------+-----------------------------
LINESTRING(-1 -2 3,-1 -4 3) | LINESTRING(-1 -2 3,-1 -4 3)
(1 row)

--Rotate a 3d line 180 degrees in both the x and z axis
SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_Affine(the_geom, cos(pi()), -sin(pi()), 0, sin(pi()), cos(pi()), -sin(pi()), 0, sin(pi()), cos(pi()), 0, 0, 0))
FROM (SELECT ST_GeomFromEWKT('LINESTRING(1 2 3, 1 4 3)') As the_geom) As foo;
st_asewkt
-------------------------------
LINESTRING(-1 -2 -3,-1 -4 -3)
(1 row)