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Re: Superposition of 3D plots?

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  • Subject: [mg22332] Re: Superposition of 3D plots?
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 21:13:21 -0500 (EST)
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You can convert your bump to a wire frame version with the function
WireFrame from the package Graphics`Shapes` .

Allan Hayes
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<misselt at> wrote in message
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> Hi - I have a question regarding the superposition of two
> 3d objects in Mathematica.  The basic picture is of a bump
> rotating on a sphere.  By generating a bump at different
> positions on the sphere and concatenating the images, I
> can make a movie of the bump rotating.  However, what I
> really need is a stationary (non-rotating) sphere with
> a bump rotating on top of it.  I've tried generating the
> sphere and bump separately and superposing them, but the
> bump graphic 'erases' the sphere.  What I need is to be
> able to 'see through' the polygons that generate the bump
> graphic to the stationary sphere in the center.  Is there
> a way to superpose two graphics like this?  I apologize
> if this is unclear, but I'm not a mathematica user myself;
> I'm asking this for someone who doesn't have access to the
> group.
> Best Regards,
> -Karl

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