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I'm having trouble understanding how calculating the cross product arrives at the final result. When I do something simpler like multiplying a vector by a scalar, I can easily visualize in my head how each component "shrinks" or "grows".

With the cross product, despite having seen animations of it and though I know how to apply it, it seems like witchcraft to me. No amount of articles or videos seem to help, they all miss the mark (or I the point).

Do those of you familiar with the subject have an

*intuition*of how the result vector is assembled during the calculation? Do the components of the two input vectors drag it back and forth until it stands upright?