# Rotations¶

Rotations of a mesh about its axes. In this model, the x axis is from the left to right; the y axis is from bottom to top; and the z axis emerges from the image. The camera location is the same in all four images.

```# sphinx_gallery_thumbnail_number = 6
import pyvista as pv
from pyvista import examples
```

## Define camera and axes¶

Define camera and axes. Setting axes origin to `(3.0, 3.0, 3.0)`.

```mesh = examples.download_cow()
mesh.points /= 1.5  # scale the mesh

camera = pv.Camera()
camera.position = (30.0, 30.0, 30.0)
camera.focal_point = (5.0, 5.0, 5.0)

axes = pv.Axes(show_actor=True, actor_scale=2.0, line_width=5)
axes.origin = (3.0, 3.0, 3.0)
```

## Original Mesh¶

Plot original mesh. Add axes actor to Plotter.

```p = pv.Plotter()

p.camera = camera

p.show()
``` ## Rotation about the x axis¶

Plot the mesh rotated about the x axis every 60 degrees. Add the axes actor to the Plotter and set the axes origin to the point of rotation.

```p = pv.Plotter()

p.camera = camera

for i in range(6):
rot = mesh.copy()
rot.rotate_x(60*i, point=axes.origin)

p.show()
``` ## Rotation about the y axis¶

Plot the mesh rotated about the y axis every 60 degrees. Add the axes actor to the Plotter and set the axes origin to the point of rotation.

```p = pv.Plotter()

p.camera = camera

for i in range(6):
rot = mesh.copy()
rot.rotate_y(60*i, point=axes.origin)

p.show()
``` ## Rotation about the z axis¶

Plot the mesh rotated about the z axis every 60 degrees. Add axes actor to the Plotter and set the axes origin to the point of rotation.

```p = pv.Plotter()

p.camera = camera

for i in range(6):
rot = mesh.copy()
rot.rotate_z(60*i, point=axes.origin)

p.show()
``` ## Rotation about a custom vector¶

Plot the mesh rotated about a custom vector every 60 degrees. Add the axes actor to the Plotter and set axes origin to the point of rotation.

```p = pv.Plotter()

p.camera = camera 