How to Rotate Voxel Models in Mega Voxels Play

As you start creating more voxel models in Mega Voxels Play you will no doubt come across a situation where you need to rotate an object in order to change its angle. Mega Voxels Play has a built in tool that can help you with this task. In this quick tutorial, we will show you how to rotate a voxel model inside of Mega Voxels Play.

Rotate Tools in MagicaVoxel

Rotation Tool in Mega Voxels Play

When working with Rotation in Mega Voxels Play there are several axis you need to be aware of when you rotate an object. These axis are universal to all software and apps when you work with 3D models. These are the X, Y and Z axis. In this tutorial we will show you where exactly to find this tool in the app and how to select which axis you would like to rotate your model on.

This tutorial supports Mega Voxels Play 1.1 or newer. If you need help installing Mega Voxels Play, view our previous tutorial How to Install Mega Voxels Play. There you can find a step by step tutorial on getting Mega Voxels Play running on your phone or tablet.

Getting Started

To begin let’s open up the Mega Voxels Play app. For this tutorial we will use a the castle model that you can access in the shop. To access the shop tap on the shop tab at the bottom left. However feel free to use any voxel model.

Select Voxel Model in Mega Voxels Play

How to Use the Rotate Tool in Mega Voxels Play

As we mentioned before, Mega Voxels Play comes with a built in Rotate tool that makes it fast and easy to rotate a model. The Rotate tool is located in the context menu on top of a selected model. To access the menu tap on the model. A context menu will appear. Tap on the Transform button to access the Rotate tool.

Voxel Model Context Menu

When you do you should see a new menu titled Transform. Below are two options, Rotate and Flip. For this tutorial we will focus on the Rotate tool. There are 3 new buttons that appear directly underneath it. They are labeled X 90, Y 90, and Z 90 to match with their corresponding axis on the grid. 

Transform Menu in Mega Voxels Play

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If you tap on any of these buttons it will rotate the entire model by 90 degrees on the matching axis. So if you tap the X 90 button you should see something like this:

Or if you decide to tap on the Y 90 button the model should rotate to something like this:

And last but not least, if you select the Z 90 button you will end up with your model looking similar to this:

Keep in mind you can tap any of the buttons multiple times and you can combine it to give your model custom rotations. 

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Wrap Up

Rotation is an extremely important tool in Mega Voxels Play and is one of the key ways to create some unique and creative voxel models by simply rotating it in a different direction. 

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