Rotates a point `a`

degrees about the axis of the coordinate system or around an arbitrary axis. It behaves as the built-in `rotate`

module

## Parameters

`point`

: A 3D point`[x, y, z]`

or a 2D point`[x, y]`

.`a`

: If it's`[deg_x, deg_y, deg_z]`

, the rotation is applied in the order`x`

,`y`

,`z`

. If it's`[deg_x, deg_y]`

, the rotation is applied in the order`x`

,`y`

. If it's`[deg_x]`

, the rotation is only applied to the`x`

axis. If it's an number, the rotation is only applied to the`z`

axis or an arbitrary axis.`v`

: A vector allows you to set an arbitrary axis about which the object will be rotated. When`a`

is an array, the`v`

argument is ignored.**Since:**1.1.

## Examples

You can use the code below to create a line.

```
use <rotate_p.scad>;
hull() {
sphere(1);
rotate([0, -45, 45])
translate([20, 0, 0])
sphere(1);
}
```

The following code has the same effect.

```
use <rotate_p.scad>;
point = [20, 0, 0];
a = [0, -45, 45];
hull() {
sphere(1);
translate(rotate_p(point, a))
rotate(a)
sphere(1);
}
```

The `rotate_p`

function is useful in some situations. For example, you probably want to get all points on the path of a spiral around a sphere.

```
use <rotate_p.scad>;
radius = 40;
step_angle = 10;
z_circles = 20;
points = [for(a = [0:step_angle:90 * z_circles])
rotate_p(
[radius, 0, 0],
[0, -90 + 2 * a / z_circles, a]
)
];
// Once you get all points on the path, you can place anything at each point.
// I just place a sphere as a simple demonstration.
for(p = points) {
translate(p)
sphere(1);
}
%sphere(radius);
```

```
use <rotate_p.scad>;
v = [10, 10, 10];
hull() {
sphere(1);
translate(v)
sphere(1);
}
p = [10, 10, 0];
for(i = [0:20:340]) {
translate(rotate_p(p, a = i, v = v))
sphere(1);
}
```