# How do I rotate a 3D RigidBody around a global axis?

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My current code is at the bottom, but here’s a description of what I’m trying to accomplish:

I have a 3D RigidBody. When I yaw, I want to rotate it back and forth around the global Y axis. If it’s not rotated at all, my current code works. Take a look at this gif: Imgur: The magic of the Internet

First, I yaw left and right. Then, I pitch up and down. It works correctly. Then, I yaw left, and pitch up, and it flips wildly end over end.

The behavior I want is this (demonstrated in editor): Imgur: The magic of the Internet

``````extends RigidBody

var yaw_force = 5
var pitch_force = 5

pass

func _integrate_forces(state):
var yaw_axis = Vector3(0,1,0)
var pitch_axis = Vector3(0,0,1)

if Input.is_action_just_pressed("game_yaw_left"):
state.apply_torque_impulse(yaw_force * yaw_axis)

if Input.is_action_just_pressed("game_yaw_right"):
state.apply_torque_impulse(-yaw_force * yaw_axis)

if Input.is_action_just_pressed("game_pitch_up"):
state.apply_torque_impulse(pitch_force * pitch_axis)

if Input.is_action_just_pressed("game_pitch_down"):
state.apply_torque_impulse(-pitch_force * pitch_axis)
``````