Rotating a Cube in Space

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A cube made from eight subcubes rotates in space about a vertical axis.

Contributed by: Karl Scherer (May 2015)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Click the second button of the "time" control) (the play button) to rotate the cube around the vertical axis. At the start, the axis of rotation is one of the main diagonals of the cube.

Other controls

Sliders "" and "" (ranging from 0 to 360 degrees) control the position of the cube in space before the rotation starts.

Click "reset" to reset "" and "" to their original values.

The "opacity" slider controls the opacity if the toggle to the right of it is clicked; otherwise the opacity will fade in and out automatically.

Click "axis" to hang the cube from a thread.

Click "cone" to position the cube on (or above) a cone.

Click "up" or "down" to adjust the height of the cone if necessary.

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