# Chapter 5: Positioning Shapes

# Table Of Contents

## Chapter 5: Positioning Shapes

### Understanding More About Coordinate Systems

#### Building Shapes in Coordinate Systems

#### Figure 5.1a

A world coordinate system. Compare with Figure 5.1b

#### Figure 5.1b

A child coordinate system translated relative to the world coordinate system (shown in Figure 5.1a) by -3.0 unites along the X axis, 2.0 units along the Y axis, and 2.0 units along the Z axis. Compare with Figure 5.1a

#### Figure 5.2

A box shape in a child coordinate system

#### Translating Coordinate Systems

#### Grouping and Coordinate Systems

### The Transform Node Syntax

### Experimenting with Translation

#### Translating in Different Directions

#### Figure 5.3b

Translating 2.0 units along the X axis and building a cylinder

#### Figure 5.4b

Translating -2.0 units along the X axis and building a cylinder

#### Figure 5.5b

Translating 2.0 units along the Y axis and building a cylinder

#### Figure 5.6b

Translating +2.0 units along the Z axis and building a cylinder

#### Figure 5.7b

Translating 2.0 units along the X axis, 1.0 units along the Y axis, -2.0 units along the Z axis, and building a cylinder

#### Building Shapes in Multiple Coordinate Systems

#### Figure 5.9

Building a cylinder shape for the walls of the hut, translating 2.0 units along the Y axis, and building a cone shape for the hut's roof

#### Constructing Multiple Coordinate Systems

#### Figure 5.10

Building an archway using multiple, translated coordinate systems

#### Nesting Coordinate Systems