20. Visualizing Quaternions

Tutorial, 3:15 - 5:30 pm
Level: Intermediate
Room 7AB

The fundamental features of quaternions as they apply to all fields of computer graphics and visualization. The courses uses visual representations of quaternions themselves to provide intuition and insight.


Understanding of and appreciation for conventional mathematical methods of 3D computer graphics and geometry used in geometric transformations and polygon rendering. The course will be of most interest to those who want to deepen their intuitive understanding of moving coordinate frames and quaternion-based animation techniques.

Intended Audience

Students, scientists, and practitioners whose work and/or interests involve 3D orientation frames.


Andrew Hanson
Indiana University
hansona (at) indiana.edu