This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# Translate

 Translaterepresents graphics primitives g translated by the vector . Translaterepresents multiple copies of g translated by a collection of vectors.
• Translate in effect adds to each set of coordinates that appear in the graphics primitives g.
• For objects specified with scaled coordinates Scaled, Translate effectively applies its transformation to the corresponding ordinary coordinates.
• Normal[expr] if possible replaces all Translate constructs by versions of the 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.
Translation of a 2D graphics primitive:
Translate a 3D graphics primitive:
Translation of a 2D graphics primitive:
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Translate a 3D graphics primitive:
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 Scope   (4)
Transformation applied to a 2D shape:
Transformation applied to a 3D shape:
The transformations can be nested:
Make multiple copies of a complex shape:
When possible, Normal will transform the coordinates explicitly:
GeometricTransformation is a generalization of Translate:
Rotating and translating a cylinder along a circle: