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Quaternion.AngleAxis#

Declaration#

public static Quaternion AngleAxis(float angle, Vector3 axis);

Description#

Creates a rotation which rotates angle degrees around axis.
Euler angles are confusing to author when rotating off-axis. AngleAxis greatly simplifies this.

transform.rotation = Quaternion.AngleAxis(30, Vector3.up);
// Is the same as:
transform.rotation = Quaternion.Euler(new Vector3(0, 30, 0));

Interactive diagram#

Drag the sphere to modify axis, move the slider to change angle.

Vector3 axis = new Vector3(0, 1, 0);
transform.rotation = Quaternion.AngleAxis(30, axis);

Note that the rotation angle is scalar, it does not start at the visualised position.


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