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VR Rotation to Rotation Matrix

(To be removed) Convert array/angle rotation to rotation matrix

VR Rotation to Rotation Matrix will be removed in a future release. For more information, see Version History.

  • VR Rotation to Rotation Matrix block

Simulink 3D Animation / Utilities


The VR Rotation to Rotation Matrix block converts the array / angle rotation representation used for defining rotations in virtual reality to a 3-by-3 rotation matrix



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Input rotation, specified as a 4-element vector in array/angle notation,. The first three elements specify the array of rotation and the fourth element specifies the angle.

Data Types: single | double


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3D rotation, returned as a 3-by-3 columnwise defined matrix, also known as a direction cosine matrix.

A representation of a three-dimensional spherical rotation as a 3-by-3 real, orthogonal matrix R: RTR = RRT = I, where I is the 3-by-3 identity and RT is the transpose of R. This matrix is also known as the direction cosine matrix (DCM). The DCM is the orientation of the object in space, relative to its parent node.


Data Types: single | double


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Input signal value is considered to be zero if it is equal to or lower than the value set in this parameter. By default, the parameter is set to ε = 1e-12.

Version History

Introduced in R2019a

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R2023b: To be removed

The VR Rotation to Rotation Matrix will be removed in a future release. Instead, use sim3d classes and Simulation 3D blocks to interface MATLAB® and Simulink® with the Unreal Engine® 3D simulation environment. To get started, see Create 3D Simulations in Unreal Engine Environment.