Lock Rotation for "lookAt()"

Hello everyone,

To fix an issue in my project, I need for the lookAt(mesh.position) code to only apply to the Z and Y axes, and not the X axis. Is this possible? A modified PG from the documentation examples is below. The goal is to eliminate the boxes from looking “up” or “down” when the sphere moves above or below them on the Y axis.


Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!

Does this work for you ?


I am caching the rotation before lookAt function and replacing it back after running lookAt.


Hello @Michael_Prosser, and thanks for helping out with this! :smiley::+1: The code you added works perfectly in the PG, however, I’m still having issues when I apply the code in my project. I’ll try to create another example PG tomorrow that replicates exactly what’s happening. Thanks again!

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Hello again,

The issue was not with the code, but rather with the Blender model I imported. The Blender model coordinates/attributes were not matching with babylon.js.

In case this helps anyone else in the future, here’s what fixed the strange issues:

I set the mesh and armature transforms to:

Location: 0, 0, 0
Rotation: 0, 0, 0
Scale: 1,1,1

Then selected everything and applied all transforms.