# Drawing rotated box - Isometric drawing in inkscape

i am trying to draw a 3D-Rectangle that is rotated by say 45 degrees around its longitudinal axis. How can i achieve this? It is suprisingly difficult to draw such that it doesn't look akward.

• It's impossible to make the rotated box (no scaling in any direction, only rotated as wanted) fit into the same grid because the vertices would be in points which have irrational number coordinates. You must allow some amount of scaling and proportion change. No shifting after rotating would move all vertices to the points in the grid. Feb 24 at 13:33
• Something similar was my first idea. Create a second grid with adjusted angles. Let, e.g., the first grid be 30°, 30°. Then, the angles of the second grid somehow encode my relative rotation, say 45°, 30°. Then, drawing a second box in the second grid makes this magically work. Nope, not so easy. Feb 24 at 13:53
• Learn to use matrices to set the planes, and learn to use numeric input so you can get rid of the grid (illustrator example but similar things work in inkscape). And yes the 45 degree rotated box only shows 2 sides so yes it is awkward. Suggest you rotate it by 30 in z direction too Feb 24 at 14:21