# Thread: What to practice in order to learn to rotate a box at any direction?

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## What to practice in order to learn to rotate a box at any direction?

I use blender and rotate the box but I still don't understand some stuff. What exactly should I practice to become very good at rotating boxes? I have some basic perspective knowldege btw and I know to rotate the box horizontally and vertically but trying sth more than that gets very confusing.

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3. You guessed it: study perspective.

4. Books:
https://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Guide-Artists-Architects-Designers/dp/0713488867

https://www.amazon.com/Vanishing-Poi.../dp/1581809549

But if you know how to rotate vertically and horizontally, any rotation is a combination of these two plus rotation about center of vision: https://www.geogebra.org/m/twtntzyj (pink, purple, black sliders control vertical and horizontal rotations and rotation about center of vision, respectively).
Last edited by onemax; October 4th, 2018 at 05:05 AM. Reason: updated link

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Originally Posted by onemax
Books:
https://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Guide-Artists-Architects-Designers/dp/0713488867

https://www.amazon.com/Vanishing-Poi.../dp/1581809549

But if you know how to rotate vertically and horizontally, any rotation is a combination of these two plus rotation about center of vision:
https://www.geogebra.org/m/dfa4kgqs (a, b, c control vertical and horizontal rotations and rotation about center of vision, respectively).
Thank you! I'll check this stuff

6. Originally Posted by DribP
Thank you! I'll check this stuff
Yeah, the first one is not in print apparently, so here's pdf: [removed]
Last edited by onemax; October 17th, 2018 at 05:34 PM.