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Re: Surfacecoloring of a sphere

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  • Subject: [mg15785] Re: Surfacecoloring of a sphere
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 02:04:02 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <79eb8g$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Florian Stock wrote in message <79eb8g$9sk at>...
>for visualization of an Satellite, i want to color the surface of a
>sphere (for the colors I have a function color[long,att] with long and
>att in a  range from 0 to 2 Pi).
>How can i coloring the sphere?
>I've tried with SphericalPlot3D and the ColorFunction option, with
>ParametricPlot3D, but I didn't found a way to color it.

Using ParametricPlot3D we can "paint in" colors using a formula in the
parameters as an optional extra to the point coordinates - but we must
turn off the Lighting to see the colors.

{ Sin[lat] Cos[long], Sin[lat] Sin[long],Cos[lat],
Lighting ->False]


Allan Hayes
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