represents graphics primitives g translated by the vector {x,y,}.

Translate[g,{{x1,y1,},{x2,y2,}, }]
represents multiple copies of g translated by a collection of vectors.


  • Translate[g,{x,y,}] in effect adds {x,y,} to each set of coordinates that appear in the graphics primitives g.
  • For objects specified with scaled coordinates Scaled[{x,y}], Translate effectively applies its transformation to the corresponding ordinary coordinates.
  • Normal[expr] if possible replaces all Translate[gi,] constructs by versions of the gi in which the coordinates have explicitly been transformed.
  • Translate with a list of vectors is a very efficient way to represent multiple, identical copies of an arbitrarily complex shape or image in a graphic.
Introduced in 2007
| Updated in 2010