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QuaternionRotation3D Class

Represents a rotation transformation defined as a quaternion.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Media3D
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public sealed class QuaternionRotation3D : Rotation3D
<QuaternionRotation3D .../>

//Read new settings 
    Double WValue = System.Convert.ToDouble(QuaternionWText.Text);
    Double XValue = System.Convert.ToDouble(QuaternionXText.Text);
    Double YValue = System.Convert.ToDouble(QuaternionYText.Text);
    Double ZValue = System.Convert.ToDouble(QuaternionZText.Text);

    endQuaternion = new Quaternion(XValue, YValue, ZValue, WValue);
    MessageBox.Show("Set non-null values for the quaternion.");

myQuaternionRotation3D = new QuaternionRotation3D(endQuaternion);
myRotateTransform3D.Rotation = myQuaternionRotation3D;

//update matrix display
qrotationMatrix3D = myRotateTransform3D.Value;
<Page xmlns=""
  xmlns:x="" >
      <Canvas Width="321" Height="201">

        <!-- The Viewport3D provides a rendering surface for 3-D visual content. -->
        <Viewport3D Name="MyAnimatedObject"
          ClipToBounds="True" Width="150" Height="150"
          Canvas.Left="0" Canvas.Top="10">

          <!-- Defines the camera used to view the 3D object. -->
            <PerspectiveCamera x:Name="myPerspectiveCamera" Position="0,0,2" LookDirection="0,0,-1" 
             FieldOfView="60" />

          <!-- The ModelVisual3D children contain the 3D models -->

            <!-- This ModelVisual3D defines the lights cast in the scene. Without light, the
                 3D object cannot be seen. Also, the direction of the lights affect shadowing. -->
                <DirectionalLight Color="#FFFFFF" Direction="-0.612372,-0.5,-0.612372" />

                  <!-- The geometry specifes the shape of the 3D plane. In this case, a flat sheet is created. -->
                     TriangleIndices="0,1,2 3,4,5 "
                     Normals="0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 "
                     TextureCoordinates="0,0 1,0 1,1 1,1 0,1 0,0 "
                     Positions="-0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,-0.5,0.5 " />

                  <!-- The material specifies the material applied to the plane. In this case it is a linear gradient.-->
                          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1,0.5">
                              <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
                              <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1" />
                  <!-- The Transform specifies how to transform the 3D object. The rotation
                       is animated using the Storyboard below. -->
                        <QuaternionRotation3D x:Name="myQuaternionRotation3D" />
          <!-- Trigger the rotation animation when the 3D object loads. -->
            <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Viewport3D.Loaded">

                  <!-- This animation animates the Rotation property of the RotateTransform3D
                       causing the 3D shape to rotate. -->
                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Quaternion" From="0,0,1,0" To="0.3, 0.3, 1, 0" 
                   Duration="0:0:2" />


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0