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Re: Re: Grouping graphics that are transformed together

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  • From: Brentt <brenttnewman at>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 01:02:19 -0400 (EDT)
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Thank you for the advice everyone :)

I was trying to make an animation showing wallpaper group transformations.
I just couldn't figure out a good way to organize the graphics. Mainly I
was having a hard time figuring out how to group objects together so they
undergo transformations together (as one can do in animation software for
example), but still have transformations possible within those groups of
graphics. I know mathematica isn't an animation oriented program, so maybe
the problem is I was trying to do something with it that it isn't made for?

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Alexei Boulbitch
<Alexei.Boulbitch at>wrote:

> Hi, I was wondering what is the best way to grouping complex geometric
> objects in graphics together so that they can be dealt with as a whole in
> transformations and other geometric and extra-geometrical operations (e.g.
> duplication with inheritance) . i.e. making graphical objects that have
> properties which can be dealt with in an organized way.
> I figured out ways two separate ways that kind work with inset and another
> with graphics complex, but both seem hackish and a bit messy and this leads
> me to think I'm perhaps not doing it the correct way. GraphicsGroup, which
> by the name you might think was for this kind of functionality appears to
> have a different purpose all together.
> I don't need a detailed explanation but I could use a tip on where to look.
> I haven't found anything in the documentation that addresses this in much
> detail.
> Thank you,
> Brentt Newman
> Hi, Brennt,
> >From your mail I am not quite sure, if the most straightforward things as
> those below are not good for your purposes.
> Just in case, check them. I used Rotate as an example of transformation.
> One can use any other instead.
> 1.
> gr1 = Graphics[{{LightBlue, Disk[{0, 0}, 0.5]}, {LightRed,
>     Rectangle[{-1, -1}, {0, 0}]}}]
> Rotate[gr1, \[Pi]/3]
> 2.
> gr2 = Show[{Graphics[{Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 0.5]}],
>    Graphics[{LightRed, Opacity[0.5], Rectangle[{-1, -1}, {0, 0}]}]
>    }]
> Rotate[gr2, \[Pi]/6]
> Have fun, Alexei
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