What a Tesseract (4D Cube) Looks Like. ... A 4 dimensional object rendered in 3 dimensions being viewed in 2 dimensions.
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What a Tesseract (4D Cube) Looks Like

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#1 - gurgleflep **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (5 replies)
User avatar #26 - bearhandsahhh (11/21/2012) [+] (4 replies)
A 4 dimensional object rendered in 3 dimensions being viewed in 2 dimensions.
User avatar #190 - scorcho (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
that's just the 2D representation of the 3D shadow of a 4D object.
User avatar #181 - whiplasher (11/21/2012) [+] (3 replies)
That's in no way 4D. That is only 3D. If it was 4D we wouldn't be able to see it.

Learn your **** .
User avatar #186 to #181 - peteobear (11/21/2012) [-]
It's a 2D representation(because it's flat on your screen) of what a 4D cube would look like from a 3D inhabitant's perspective.
Just as a sphere passing through a plane would like like a circle that expands and contracts yet would also be viewed as a line that expands and contracts to 'inhabitants' of this 2D flatland.
This GIF shows the tesseract passing through itself because in those sections where it must reorient, it is not passing through itself, just passing by itself in a fourth dimension, but we cannot see that fourth dimension, so this is how the 4D cube would apear in our 3D world(theoretically).

TL;DR - it's still 4D, just what 4D looks like in a 3D world.
User avatar #133 - bryceface (11/21/2012) [-]
Viewing a four dimensional object in two dimensions in a three dimensional world.
User avatar #246 - mastermike (11/21/2012) [-]
a 3D representation of a 4D object on a 2D screen. **** this, I'm switching to an art major!
#157 - Xiiko (11/21/2012) [-]
and here ladies and gentlemen a 3D representation of the 4th dimension on a 2 dimensional plane

have a nice day
#213 - WiggsMaGee (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
That's not a 4D shape, its impossible for us to see anything that's in 4D, that's just what we think a 4D shape, converted into 3D looks like
#194 - sheperdofthestars (11/21/2012) [+] (5 replies)
Has anybody else seen the cube movies? That series was some ****** up **** .
#45 - daggydaggy (11/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
I'll explain
It's like drawing a 3D cube on a paper, now you watch a 3D cube in 2D.
That is a 4D cube, and since we live in a 3D world, we can only watch the 4D cube from a 3D perspective.
#50 - AltiarCow (11/21/2012) [+] (6 replies)
Explanation:

This is a 3 dimensional representation of a 4 dimensional cube (tesseract). This is a 3 dimensional representation because we cannot comprehend 4 dimensional objects because we comprehend the universe in a 3 dimensional reality. The 4th dimension is generally considered time. with time being the 4th dimension, and this being a four dimensional object, the object seems as though it's moving because we can only see any instant of the fourth dimension - time. if we perceived a four dimensional world, than we would be able to see all 3 dimensional objects, and inside them, and the nature of the objects through time all at the same instant.

The interesting thing here is that it isn't actually moving. We actually live in a universe of many dimensions (11 observable, at least last I read). Aforementioned, we cannot perceive four dimensional objects, so to represent them on a 3 dimensional plane, it must be moving to show its existence on a linear timeline.


TL;DR: it isn't actually moving. it only looks like it is because it is 4 dimensional (the 4th dimension is time) and we can only see 3 dimensions
User avatar #54 to #50 - thecomkiller (11/21/2012) [-]
actually, a tessaract is in 4 spacial dimensions, what that animation is is what it's shadow would look like if it were rotating. you can see the concept by making a wire-frame cube and rotating it and looking at the shadow it creates. the cube makes a 2 dimensional shadow of several squares going into and out of eachother and connected at the corners, a tessaract makes a 3 dimensional shadow of several cubes going into and out of eachother.

so really, this .gif is a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional shadow of a 4-dimensional object slowly rotating.
#214 - justthisonceiguess (11/21/2012) [-]
Tesseract, you say?
#84 - Ruspanic (11/21/2012) [+] (24 replies)
More ******** : every shape within this thing is a perfect cube. Also there are 8 cubes.
User avatar #107 to #105 - GritaGris (11/21/2012) [-]
He's not wrong, there's just no way to represent it in three dimensions. Educate yourself before you talk
User avatar #244 - pocketstooheavy (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
That's still a 3D object...
#228 - muffinspecial (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I am tired of seeing this on the front page. As a 3d modeler, I know how to do this, it is just a cube going inside out over and over. I spend a half hour making a .Gif to show you what it is on simpler terms
I am tired of seeing this on the front page. As a 3d modeler, I know how to do this, it is just a cube going inside out over and over. I spend a half hour making a .Gif to show you what it is on simpler terms
User avatar #104 - caelinnis (11/21/2012) [+] (7 replies)
did some research.
this isn't four dimensional, it's an object with 4 dimensions represented in a three dimensional universe.
User avatar #113 to #104 - TheMather ONLINE (11/21/2012) [-]
No, it's a 2 dimensional representation of a 4 dimensional object with 4^4^4 sides being represented in 3 dimensions, because your computer screen cannot display 3 dimensional objects.
User avatar #211 - rplix (11/21/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I like how everyone is copying the same comment to look smart.

Oh! By the way, that's just the 2D representation of the 3D shadow of a 4D object.
#60 - mexicansylar (11/21/2012) [-]
reminds me of this
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