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Re: Q:Hidden lines as dashed?

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  • Subject: [mg1156] Re: [mg1108] Q:Hidden lines as dashed?
  • From: Allan Hayes <hay at>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 1995 01:13:20 -0400

Honoh Suzuki <i79922a at> writes in [mg1108]

> I'd like to draw 3D figures with hidden lines shown as dashed
> lines.

Here is an rough and ready way.


cone = Show[Graphics3D[Cone[]], Boxed -> False]

wf = Show[WireFrame[cone]]

Show[cone, Epilog -> {Dashing[{.005,.02}],First[Graphics[wf]]}]

Graphics [wf] projects wr to a visually equivalent Graphics object  
( Epilog takes 2D primitives);
First extracts the primitives ;
then the Dashing directive is supplied (it works in this simple way  
because no Dashing occurs in wr -- if it did then you would need  
use replacement).

Warning: the lines from wr actually lie over the ones from cone.

Allan Hayes
hay at

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