% MATRIX2ANGLEAXIS - Homogeneous matrix to angle-axis description
%
% Usage: t = matrix2angleaxis(T)
%
% Argument: T - 4x4 Homogeneous transformation matrix
% Returns: t - 3x1 column vector giving rotation axis with magnitude equal
% to the rotation angle in radians.
%
% Note that only the top left 3x3 rotation component of T is used, any
% translation component in T is ignored.
%
% See also: ANGLEAXIS2MATRIX, ANGLEAXIS2MATRIX2, ANGLEAXISROTATE, NEWANGLEAXIS,
% NORMALISEANGLEAXIS
% Copyright (c) 2008 Peter Kovesi
% School of Computer Science & Software Engineering
% The University of Western Australia
% pk at csse uwa edu au
% http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/
%
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% 2008 - Original version
% May 2013 - Code to trap small rotations added
function t = matrix2angleaxis(T)
% This code follows the implementation suggested by Hartley and Zisserman
R = T(1:3, 1:3); % Extract rotation part of T
% Trap case where rotation is very small. (See angleaxis2matrix.m)
Reye = R-eye(3);
if norm(Reye) < 1e-8
t = [T(3,2); T(1,3); T(2,1)];
return
end
% Otherwise find rotation axis as the eigenvector having unit eigenvalue
% Solve (R-I)v = 0;
[v,d] = eig(Reye);
% The following code assumes the eigenvalues returned are not necessarily
% sorted by size. This may be overcautious on my part.
d = diag(abs(d)); % Extract eigenvalues
[s, ind] = sort(d); % Find index of smallest one
if d(ind(1)) > 0.001 % Hopefully it is close to 0
warning('Rotation matrix is dubious');
end
axis = v(:,ind(1)); % Extract appropriate eigenvector
if abs(norm(axis) - 1) > .0001 % Debug
warning('non unit rotation axis');
end
% Now determine the rotation angle
twocostheta = trace(R)-1;
twosinthetav = [R(3,2)-R(2,3), R(1,3)-R(3,1), R(2,1)-R(1,2)]';
twosintheta = axis'*twosinthetav;
theta = atan2(twosintheta, twocostheta);
t = theta*axis;