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Re: Line thickness for ParametricPlot3D

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg7333] Re: [mg7302] Line thickness for ParametricPlot3D
  • From: jpk at max.mpae.gwdg.de
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 22:27:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> From elsner at avalon.msfc.nasa.gov Fri May 23 10:29:34 1997
> Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 01:41:31 -0400 (EDT)
> From: elsner at avalon.msfc.nasa.gov (Ron Elsner)
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg7333] [mg7302] Line thickness for ParametricPlot3D
> 
> in 3.0, I am composing a Graphics3D object in order to 
> illustrate an experimental concept, and am representing 
> photons with wiggly lines using ParametricPlot3D.  How 
> do I change the thickness of lines drawn with Parametric-
> Plot3D?  The usual options LineStyle or PlotStyle aren't 
> recognized by Graphics3D objects.
> 
> --Ron Elsner
> ES84, NASA MSFC
> Huntsville, AL 35812
> 
Hi Ron,

here is one solution

Make the picture

pltpic=ParametricPlot3D[
	{Sin[8*u]*Sin[u],Cos[8*u]*Sin[u],Cos[u]},
	{u,0,2Pi},PlotPoints->200];
	
and make the lines thicker

Show[Graphics3D[{Thickness[0.015],First[pltpic]}]];	

Hope that helps
Jens


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