# How to Draw a 4D Hypercube (My Way)

## A Tesseract Is a Four Dimensional Hypercube

If you're drawing a square on a flat sheet of paper, how many straight lines does it take? Four. If you're drawing a cube, how many squares (sides) does that take? Six. So if you're drawing a tesseract, how many cubes does that take? Eight!_{}

In this article, I'm going to show you how to draw your very own tesseract! The lengths of the lines and the angles won't be exact, however, because I'm not using a ruler for this tutorial.

## First: How to Draw an Ordinary Cube

Step 1: Draw two lines of equal length, attempting to keep them an equal space apart, at slightly different heights.

Step 2: Connect the two lines as shown, creating what looks like a smooshed square, or a fat diamond that fell over.

Step 3: Draw four parallel lines stemming from each of the shape's four corners.

Step 4: Connect the ends of the two top lines, the ends of the two bottom lines, and then connect each bottom line with the line above.

** Visual instructions for drawing the tesseract follow below: **

And there you have it! A complete two dimensionally rendered tesseract, and only twenty-three steps later. I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!

_{If you're interested to learn more about four dimensional geometry, try getting your hands on a copy of Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension by Rudolf v. B. Rucker, published in 1977.}

## Comments

**11th dimensional boy** on February 22, 2019:

I made it with cardboard . Its just COOL.

**Brogod** on November 26, 2018:

Cool

**ghfgefhjfjhhfh** on September 26, 2018:

too hard to draw for me

**Fourdimensional** on November 17, 2017:

Rotation in four-dimensional space.

The 5-cell is an analog of the tetrahedron.

Tesseract is a four-dimensional hypercube - an analog of a cube.

The 16-cell is an analog of the octahedron.

The 24-cell is one of the regular polytope.

The hypersphere is an analog of the sphere.

**jimmy** on September 06, 2017:

The steps are a little difficult to memorize.

**BlahBlah** on April 01, 2017:

My Wrinkle in Time project will be much easier now. THX

**Alex** on May 05, 2015:

Hi! its me again i just found one little error. You know how you highlight your next line? Well, on Step 12 you highlighted the line you highlighted last step on step 11. I hope that wasn't too confusing! Thank you for your time!

**Alex** on May 05, 2015:

wow! thank you so much! i just love the looks of the 4D Hypercube! Its just so cool!