How to draw OUTLINES on 3D shapes?

*To*: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net*Subject*: [mg1616] How to draw OUTLINES on 3D shapes?*From*: gfairley at wilder.com (Gerard Fairley)*Date*: Thu, 6 Jul 1995 22:42:58 -0400*Organization*: Interactive Computer Support

In comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica Zorro <berriz at husc.harvard.edu> said: > >Hi. I would like to draw 3D shapes (specifically, spheres and cylinders) as >"filled in outlines". For example, a sphere would look like a thin black >circle (the outline) around a gray disk (the filled-in interior). I don't know what you mean; I thought the outline of a sphere was a spherical shell. >Similarly, >the outline for a cylinder would be (generally) two parallel lines connected by >two half-ellipses, one at each end of the cylinder. > Similarly . >Is there a way simple way to do this in Mathematica? > >Thanks for your help. Even though I am not exactly clear on what you are looking for, I am almost certain that the answer is yes; and this is probably a simple excercise in graphics primitives (see the MMA book). -- Gerard Fairley: email: gfairley at id.wilder.com ICS: Interactive Computer Support Computer, Physics, & Engineering Services