Animation: Electrical induction 2

The interactive animation illustrates the principle of electromagnetic induction using the example of a rotating conductor loop.

The 3D model can be rotated interactively. You can zoom in and out the rectangles in the animation with a mouse click. In the following screenshot only the 3D model is shown.

Screenshot of an animation illustrating how electrical energy is generated from a rotational movement.

The animation shows a conductor loop that rotates within the magnetic field of a horseshoe magnet. The magnetic field induces an electric current inside the conductor loop. The 3D view shows an electron flow represented as blue spheres, moving through the conductive material. In the 2D view, the magnetic field and the technical current directions can be displayed. This also illustrates the relationship between physical and technical current direction.

The rotation speed can be freely adjusted via a virtual controller. The movement of the electrons adjusts accordingly.

Overview and download

TitleElectrical induction 2
Target audienceTeachers and lecturers
PlatformsMicrosoft® Windows®
Apple® Macintosh®
FeaturesFull screen mode
Lossless magnification
Large screens supported
LicenseFreeware (for non-commercial use)
DownloadMicrosoft® Windows®
Apple® Macintosh®

Note: In the Chrome browser, it is necessary to click on the link with the right mouse button and then select “Save link as”.


C. Hein, S. Rikowski


  • Authoring tool: Adobe Animate
  • 3D engine for 3D model: Papervision3D 2.0
  • Idea and first concept: Tamara Riehle
  • 3D rotations: Algorithm adopted from Federico Calvo:
  • Curved field lines: Bezier3D class from Aleksandar Mancic

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