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Re: SurfaceGraphics vs. Graphics3D

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  • Subject: [mg4033] Re: SurfaceGraphics vs. Graphics3D
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 01:45:19 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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In article <4ne6k8$car at>, earhart at
(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.

    surf = Plot3D[ Sin[2 x y], {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1} ]

    g3d = ParametricPlot3D[ {Sin[t], Cos[t], t/3}, {t, 0, 15}]

    Show[ Graphics3D[ surf], g3d ]

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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