How to make the a 3d object point towards a location without using objectPointAt()

I'm trying to make a 3D racer game by expanding the kat racer template/demo. I have a couple of collision boxes/points on the track set up. The only thing is that I can't track the angle while using objectPointAt() to point/move to a random track Point. How do I make my own function that has the same effect, but tracks the angle.

The elevation in Kat Racer is the same everywhere on the track, this means that you can do this with a 2D (Y axis) rotation. It is a good thing too because otherwise you might need to keep track of 3 angles or a unit quaternion or a rotation matrix. With one angle it is simple to find it with
atan2()
, and apply it withrotateObject()
. You also will need to keep track of your object's position so that you can reset it's facing direction withobjectPointAt()
before callingrotateObject()
since rotations accumulate withrotateObject()
.// Find the angle from the object at objPosition to a target point and look at it float angle = atan2(target.z  objPosition.z, target.x  objPosition.x) //objectPointAt(obj, target) objectPointAt(obj, objPosition + {1, 0, 0}) rotateObject(obj, {0, 1, 0}, angle)

@gothon Thank you so much! This will be very useful for coding the kart AI. I'll be using a 2D vector for the angle from now on.