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Re: SurfaceGraphics vs. Graphics3D

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg4033] Re: SurfaceGraphics vs. Graphics3D
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 01:45:19 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <4ne6k8$car at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, earhart at athena.mit.edu
(Elizabeth J Earhart) wrote:

> Is there a way to combine SurfaceGraphics and Graphics3D objects?
> 
> -Elizabeth Earhart


You can convert the SurfaceGraphics object to a Graphics3D object 
by wrapping "Graphics3D" around it. Then use Show to combine them.

Here is an example.

In[10]:=
    surf = Plot3D[ Sin[2 x y], {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1} ]
Out[10]=
    -SurfaceGraphics-

In[11]:=
    g3d = ParametricPlot3D[ {Sin[t], Cos[t], t/3}, {t, 0, 15}]
Out[11]=
    -Graphics3D-

In[12]:=
    Show[ Graphics3D[ surf], g3d ]
Out[12]=
    -Graphics3D-

I hope this helps.

--Ian

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