Performing a Translation with Compass and Ruler

Movies and videogames have characters moving vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in animations. All these are translations along a translation vector. You will learn how to perform the corresponding construction with compass and a straightedge or a ruler. You might use the MARKER TOOLS menu to help yourself to try to complete or predict in the area provided at each corresponding slide the transformation to be performed. Then you may run the presentation and if you worked the proper way; they must overlap. If yours landed in a different location, then you may check the full presentation to figure out where you did your mistake.

Lesson's Content


Lesson's Glossary

Performing a transformation along a translation vector with components in x-axis and y-axis. The components may be one zero, or both different from zero. The fist case implies a horizontal, or parallel translation to the y-axis, and the second case a horizontal, or parallel translation to the x-axis.

Figure that has been transformated (mapped) through a translation, reflection, or rotation.

Figure that is going to be mapped through a transformation (translation, reflection, or rotation.)

A ray representing direction and magnitud according to the length of the ray.

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