# Get Quaternion from Vector

well I kinda search for something like this, but in the other direction.

```    public static Vector3f GetForward(Quaternion quat){       Matrix3f matrix = quat.toRotationMatrix();       Vector3f front = matrix.mult(Vector3f.UNIT_Y);       return front;    } ```

Since a Vector can not contain any data for the roll, it would be nice if i can just give a float as a second parameter.
But since I kinda suck at math, not to mention quaternions, any help would be nice.

Well what I meant i need the othe way round.

I have a vector and a roll float and want to make a quaternion out of it.

oh ok. I'm a bit slow sometimes There's a Quaternion method, fromAngleAxis.

Something like this should do it:

``` Quaternion q = new Quaternion(); q.fromAngleAxis(rollFloat, forwardVec); return q; ```

You can use quat.getRotationColumn() to get the vector for a direction.

Hm that does not seem to work com.jme.math.Vector3f [X=0.23848784, Y=-0.43953568, Z=0.86598617]

com.jme.math.Quaternion: [x=0.0 y=-0.0 z=0.0 w=1.0]

com.jme.math.Quaternion: [x=0.0 y=0.0 z=0.0 w=1.0]

com.jme.math.Vector3f [X=0.26400882, Y=0.19657567, Z=0.9442761]

This is the only code between the two System.out.println()

aimbox.setLocalRotation(new Quaternion().fromAngleAxis(0,InputGrabber.GetAimVector()));

System.out.println(aimbox.getLocalRotation());

I dunno why but when i set roll to another value, the Quaternion changes (still not in the way I want it, it's more like it#s center isrotated O.o?)

However how can I then represent an object that is absolutly parallel to the xy plane?

(roll 0 pitch 0 yaw 0)