Plotting Solid of Revolution

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg24806] Plotting Solid of Revolution*From*: Kalle Bjorklid <bjorklid-NOSPAM at st.jyu.fi>*Date*: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 03:16:44 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello. I'm quite new to Mathematica, and I was wondering if there is an elegant way to draw a Solid of Revolution. Now, there's a function for surface of revolution (SurfaceOfRevolution[]), but i have found no (elegant) means to add caps to the thing to make it look solid. The only thing I've come up with is to scale another 3d-object (for example, a ball) so that it has no thickness, so to speak, and so that it 'fits' at the end of the SOR. I'm using Mathematica 3.0. I need the picture because I'll use it as an illustration on my essay written with LaTeX. Any help will be greatly appreciated. - K. Bjorklid