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Understanding the Euler Angles

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12 Oct 2006 (Updated )

This is for visualizing the Euler Angles and better understanding of it

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Description

You can input the angles and the axis about which the co-ordiante has to be rotated to visualize the rotation and orientation.

you will have full control of what elements to be shown in screen, like path,plane of rotation,initial co-ordinate frame,etc

Description in short: : An Educating tool.

Files:
Understanding_Euler_Angles.m -- Main program

arrow3d.m -- Function to generate the 3d arrow

Rotations.m -- Computes the orientation of the reference frames and plots it.

Revolve.m -- Function to produce axisymmetric surfaces

Extrude.m -- Function to produce surface s by extruding a 2-d shape.

Cylinder.m -- Function to create a cylinder with closed facesof required radius.

Cone.m -- Function to generate cone.

Banner.jpg -- Author's Banner

Understanding_Euler_Angles.fig -- GUI figure

Total 9 files.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.0.1 (R14SP1)
Other requirements MATLAB 7.0.1 Screen REsolution of 1024x768
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Comments and Ratings (19)
31 Oct 2014 Ali Osman  
25 Apr 2011 Richard Chiang

If the repeated rotations are not allowed, such as common ZXZ (313), this tool is only half way done. It doesn't deserve any 5 stars ranking! Any technical difficulty ??

16 Jul 2010 Sohail

Very good tool for Eular Angles illustration with comments. Adding a readme.txt in the set would be appreciated.

Thanks you !

09 Mar 2009 Neha

I am kind of new to this.and was wondering if you could provide some steps as how to run the programs. coz wen i run the Euler_Angles/Understanding_Euler_Angles.m file it gives an error and does not pop up any GUI.
Thank you

21 Feb 2009 Filippo Rinaldi

very nice for educational

05 Sep 2008 wang liy

good

14 Jul 2008 TIN LE

Good illustration to understand Euler angles

04 Apr 2008 Ray Pryor

Thank you very much, I can understand the rotatation convention now. In class I couldn't "see" the rotations because of the 2-D ambiguity of the 3-D axis diagram.

26 Sep 2007 Ben Nunya

Nice visualization. However, I am not sure why you do not allow repeated rotations. In moving axes of rotations (sometimes called "general convention") it is common to rotate about z, then x, then z again.

29 Aug 2007 Bob Steward

Very good demo

25 Aug 2007 liu junqing

very good

31 Jul 2007 uday desai  
24 Mar 2007 James Sanders

Very well done, very nice gui and demonstration or Euler rotation.

14 Feb 2007 Muhammad Yasir

That is a terrific effort and it is working fine on my comp

11 Jan 2007 senthil kumar  
20 Oct 2006 John D'Errico

This code seems to generate errors in matlab for me (using Matlab R14SP1 and the required screen resolution.) The first time I tried it, page after page of errors appeared, then Matlab crashed. The second time, after restarting matlab, it still generated those errors, but did not crash. It clears the command window however, so I lose the errors to identify the failure.

Beyond those major errors, Understanding_Euler_Angles could use more comments about what it does. For example, a ReadMe file would be very useful.

19 Oct 2006 francesco topputo

nice educational tool

18 Oct 2006 Reza Esmaelzadeh  
17 Oct 2006 W LD  

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