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How a Helix = Sine & Cosine Waves and the Unit Circle -- 3D Animation

version 1.0.0.0 by Matthew Sheen
3D Animation of a helix with various projections and dynamic camera views.

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Updated 24 Jun 2016

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Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uESlFxGVDM


MATLAB code to generate a helix animation with projections onto planes for sine/cosine. Lots of camera movement to keep things visually interesting. One file, no dependencies.
Lots of comments in the code. Hopefully you'll find this a good example/tutorial for smooth 3D animation with camera manipulation. Hope you enjoy!

Cite As

Matthew Sheen (2020). How a Helix = Sine & Cosine Waves and the Unit Circle -- 3D Animation (https://github.com/mws262/HelixAnimation), GitHub. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)

Good job.

Ken Gentry

Thanks. This is nice for introducing students to the complex exponential.

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014b
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