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X3D Example Archives: VRML 2.0 Sourcebook, Chapter 06 - Rotating Shapes

Figure 06.09 Triple Asterisk 3D With Axes

Rotation orients a coordinate system about a rotation axis by a rotation angle measured in radians. To help remember positive and negative rotation directions: open your hand, stick out your thumb, aim your thumb in an axis positive direction, and curl your fingers around the axis. The curl direction is a positive rotation.

These X3D scenes are adapted directly from the original VRML 2.0 Sourcebook chapter examples. Also available: Introduction to VRML97 SIGGRAPH98 course notes.

X3D Scenes Descriptions
Figure 06.04b Rotation 45x With Axes Rotating 45 degrees about X axis, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.05b Rotation - 45x With Axes Rotating -45 degrees about X axis, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.06b Rotation 45y With Axes Rotating 45 degrees about Y axis, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.07b Rotation - 45z With Axes Rotating -45 degrees about Z axis, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.08 Asterisk 3D With Axes A 3D asterisk created with cylinders built within one vertical and two rotated coordinate systems, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.09 Triple Asterisk 3D With Axes A 3-D asterisk ball built with cylinders in rotated coordinate systems, with coordinate axes superimposed to show X3D/VRML directions
Figure 06.10 Simple Arch An archway with pieces of the roof built within translated, rotated coordinate systems. Also see Figures 6.10, 7.11 and 12.1 for comparison.
Figure 06.11 Desk Lamp Base The lower arm of a desk lamp, rotated using a center of rotation at the lower end of the arm. See Figures 6.12 and 9.9 for comparison.
Figure 06.1 2Desk Lamp Base Two Arms The first and second arms of the desk lamp, each rotated using a center of rotation at the lower end of each arm. See Figures 6.11 and 9.9 for comparison.

Online at http://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/Vrml2.0Sourcebook/Chapter06-RotatingShapes

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